Football Parent Convicted of Assaulting Son’s Coach | Athletic Business

Football Parent Convicted of Assaulting Son’s Coach

The parent of a Kaiser (Hawaii) High School football player has been found guilty of assaulting his son’s coach.

According to the ABC affiliate in Honolulu, Greg Tartamella was convicted on all counts of second-degree assault, two counts of harassment and first-degree terroristic threatening.

Video of the assault, which took place in September of 2017, was played in front of the jury. The video shows Tartamella and his wife yelling at and cursing coach Arnold Martinez. The day after the incident, Kaiser High School cancelled the remainder of its varsity football.

Tartamella will be sentenced on May 8th.

Both assault and terroristic threatening are Class C felonies, which are punishable by up to five years in prison.

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