Girls Basketball Coach Punches 17-Year-Old Player in Face After Loss, Charged With Battery (Video)

Talk about a sore loser.

According to StarTribune.com, a Wisconsin girls basketball coach has been charged with battery after he reportedly punched one of his players in the face and threw her to the ground after a loss on Monday.

Forty-seven-year-old Fred Freeman reportedly attacked the 17-year-old player, who suffered scrapes and scratches to her arms and legs.

“The victim told officers her basketball coach was verbally abusing her after the team lost their game,” Fishers police spokesman officer Tom Weger said. “She reported that during a verbal altercation he punched her in the face, threw her to the ground and got on top of her with his hands around her throat.”

Freeman told officers after the incident that he was the victim, but that’s not what witnesses think.

The coach “grabbed the victim tightly around her torso,” according to Jean Washington, a parent of a player on the opposing team who reportedly witnessed the incident.

“The two fell to the ground, and the victim continued to resist the suspect. The suspect and victim made it back to their feet, and the suspect grabbed the victim again and slammed her back into the ground,” the report added.

Freeman was released on his own recognizance from the Hamilton County Jail on Tuesday. Check out the video below.

Police: Coach punched female player after loss: wishtv.com

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