Coach Facing Battery Charges in Alleged Attack After Game Loss | Athletic Business

Coach Facing Battery Charges in Alleged Attack After Game Loss

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A basketball coach in Florida who was accused of injuring another coach and a player has been arrested. 

Peterlantz Dantes, 40, has been charged with two counts of battery after allegedly attacking the coach and a player after losing a basketball game last week, WSVN-TV reported. The player suffered an eye injury, according to police, and the other coach tore his hamstring.

The incident happened during the Back-to-School Jam Fest inside the Coral Springs Gymnasium. 

Basketball tournament organizer Marcus McGee told WSVN-TV that there's "no excuse for what he did, chasing down a child."

McGee said Dantes is no longer allowed at Coral Springs Gymnasium.

"He has been banned from all of our events," McGee said. "You don’t see adults, a coach attacking a child."

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