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Broward Youth Football Coach Charged With Felony Battery

A Broward man who was coaching a youth football team has bonded out of jail after being charged with felony battery.

The man is accused of striking a referee after a youth football game. In Florida, it is a third-degree felony to commit a battery upon a sports official.

The man is accused of striking the referee after the game was ended early due to allegations of unsportsmanlike conduct by the coaching staff.

Battery on a sports official carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in state prison.