Coach arrested for disciplining player

September 24, 2009 10:58:51 AM PDT
Discipline or assault? A boy's mother says the latter.The woman went before a magistrate and got a criminal summons for a little league football coach after she said he hit her son.

Coach Dudley Whitley III is now charged with simple assault - a misdemeanor.

Police said it happened August 17 during a practice session. Whitley was a coach for a recreation football league for the City of Rocky Mount at the time.

The coach allegedly hit the victim on the lower back with his hand as a means of discipline during the practice.

Whitley is expected in court on the charge later this week.

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