Video of Pee-Wee Football Brawl

rawlings st5 peewee composite leather football Video of Pee Wee Football Brawl CBS NEWS: Even pee-wee football can be rough – but a Texas-sized brawl among coaches and parents at a game involving 11- and 12-year-olds is raising eyebrows – over the fight itself – and the punishment the local league has doled out.[

The melee in Pearland, some 20 miles south of Houston, was caught on tape by a parent making a home video of the game from the stands.

The ugliness began, reports CBS News Correspondent Jeff Glor, after a player for the Pearland Patriots ran for a touchdown. Two players who collided as the play unfolded began to scuffle.[pullquote quote=”I still can’t believe the coaches actually did that in front of us, because that’s a bad example for us” credit=”Justin Robinson – Child Athlete”]

One parent stepped in, followed by many, many more. Before long, a wave of angry dads streamed toward the field, pushing, shoving, punching – and coaches from both sides got into it.

“I still can’t believe the coaches actually did that in front of us, because that’s a bad example for us,” one player, Justin Robinson, told CBS News.

In a particularly egregious moment, a Patriots coach blindsided a father from the other team with a sucker punch to the back of the head – even as one of the young players nearby tried to play peacemaker, encouraging the adults to settle down.

Fans watched, stunned. “Shock,” is the way one parent, Kim Edmonsond, described it to CBS News, “And I (was) just waiting, hoping that it (was) gonna end any minute.”

Now, says Glor, there’s even more anger and frustration – over a decision by the local football league — which has banned both teams from postseason play, even though it’s pretty clear the parents were responsible for elevating a rough tackle between kid into an all-out brawl among adults.

Says Robinson, “I don’t think it’s fair that they punished us for what the coaches did.”

The league’s executive board was slated to meet Wednesday night. Parents and players say they’ll try to get the board to change its ruling about their eligibility for postseason play but, for now, the league says it’s final.

One coach resigned, then was banned for life by the league. Other coaches have been barred for the rest of the season.

Authorities say criminal charges won’t be filed.


One Comment

  1. David says:

    …. This should be titled: “When Rednecks Attack”

  2. Jackie says:

    They need to file disorderly conduct charges against those fathers and coaches.

  3. tim says:

    wheres the video?

    1. tim says:

      I found it on the cbs website….I honestly cant believe that
      authorities arent filing charges???? wth? its perfectly clear
      in the video that the black dude assaulted that one guy from
      behind….and the guy wasnt even involved, he was just standing there watching, pretty much a sucker punch of opportunity.

  4. richard says:

    The kids should be permitted to play. ALL the adults involved should be banned from any future participation in any youth sports activities. A restraining order should be placed on ALL the adults involved prohibiting them from being within 500 yards of the stadium where the playoff is to be played. Criminal charges should be filed against the inbred idiot who blindsided that other guy in the back of the head. These poor kids… if these are their role models, may God have mercy of them.

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