WESTWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey man has been banned from a peewee football league for life, following an incident that took place during a game in Westwood.
There were 75 parents on hand to cheer on kids aged 6 through 8 during a flag football game at Westwood Middle School.
Police said that’s when Peter Iappelli, 50, became enraged that his son was no longer playing quarterback.
Cops say he confronted the 16-year-old head coach, and put him in a bear hug that turned into a chokehold.
Other parents started yelling at Iappelli who let go and took off.
The teenage coach went to the hospital for neck pain, and his father Westwood councilman Robert Bicocchi signed a complaint.
Iappelli of Closter was charged with assault. He and his family have been banned for life.