Parent Arrested For Striking Player During Melee At Football Game

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a Wayne County man was arrested after running onto the field and allegedly striking a Garrard County player during a high school football game last night.

Kirby Thompson was charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, after rushing onto the field late in the game following a jarring hit against a Wayne County player. Garrard County sheriff's deputy Brandon Conley says the 50-year-old Thompson of Monticello, was taken to the Lincoln County regional jail. He was released today.

Conley says Thompson is the parent of a Wayne County player and was upset about a hard hit which apparently provoked him to run onto the field.

Players and coaches from both teams came on the field and some fans were ejected after entering the playing field. One player from each team was ejected.

The game resumed after the melee, and Wayne County eventually
won 25-20.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by sarah Location: wayne county on Nov 10, 2007 at 02:09 PM
    The only reason that he "rushed" out on the field was because there was another player who was getting hit and didnt have a helmet on. His son was trying to help and was getting hit by Garrard County players. The refs should have stopped it after the helmet came off.
  • by jane Location: wayne co on Nov 9, 2007 at 02:13 AM
    i was at this game,if the ref had stopped the play when the helmet was knocked off it would never got to the point of fighting ,also it was not a hard hit that started it the boy was protecting his team member that was on the ground without a helmet with several players still tackling him and a ref standing there watching i guess someone had to do something they sure wasnt getting the job done.
  • by anonymous Location: anonymous on Nov 5, 2007 at 03:27 PM
    RJ kicked some butt!!!(: Go GARRARD!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: MAGOFFIN CO. on Oct 22, 2007 at 07:34 PM
    Tim gotta agree with you.. It's a shame the kids can't play and enjoy themselves for some foolish parents.
  • by Tim Location: Casey Co. on Oct 22, 2007 at 07:30 AM
    This is the reason I belive that some parents should have to watch their kids games from a room very far away.


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