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|Subject: Sportsmanship Part 2... Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:12 pm|| |
Remember when it was just about the kids getting together to play the game?
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- Parent arrested at youth game
Source- Sun Chronicle
ATTLEBORO - An Attleboro parent is facing disorderly conduct charges after being arrested at a youth basketball game Saturday morning.
Christopher Paquette, 35, of 685 South Main St., was arrested by police after allegedly yelling and swearing after being ejected from his 10-year-old daughter's basketball game in the Attleboro High School gymnasium.
He is scheduled to report to Attleboro District Court on Wednesday to respond to the disorderly conduct charges.
In an interview later Saturday afternoon, Paquette said a referee and police have overblown the incident, and he believes an Attleboro officer used excessive force during his arrest.
According to police reports, officers were called to the gym because a disorderly parent refused to leave. Officers said they tried to calm Paquette down, but were unsuccessful. After asking Paquette to calm down at least six times, the report said, officers were able to convince him to leave the building. Officers said he continued to yell and swear as he walked outside of the building.
Officers said they again tried to calm Paquette down and, when unsuccessful, placed him under arrest.
Paquette's account of the incident, however, differs from that of police.
He said he became upset by some of the calls made by the referee during the game. He said he made some comments to the referee, and was asked to leave the game. He said he left the gym and stood in a hallway because he didn't want his daughter to think she had been left alone.
He said he did not yell or swear, and couldn't understand why he was being ejected. He also said other parents were prepared to file a complaint against the referee for some of the calls that were made.
Paquette said the referee later asked him to leave the building entirely, to which he complied. He said he was approached by officers while standing outside the school.
Paquette said one of three Attleboro officers at the scene, spoke down to him and was rude. Paquette said the officer told him he had better things to do with his Saturday than come to a disturbance call, and things became ugly very quickly.
Paquette, a father of six, is a dry-wall construction worker and was laid off last week.
Paquette said he plans on filing a complaint against the officers and is looking for an attorney.
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|Subject: Re: Sportsmanship Part 2... Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:45 pm|| |
The behavior of Christopher Paquette should surprise no one. As long as our laws allow sociopaths to reproduce, the audience will be packed with them and our sports teams will include players who follow their parents' role modeling.