Middle School Basketball Coach Bites off Opposing Coach’s Ear After Loss

Nobody likes to lose. But on Friday, one Springfield middle school basketball coach took a loss too far.

After two sixth-grade teams played for the local boy's championship basketball game at Holy Name high school in Springfield, Mass., police received a call about a skirmish between coaches of the two teams.

Timothy Lee Forbes, 34, of Springfield, an assistant coach on the losing team, chased down the head coach of the winning team after the game and bit off part of his ear, according to NBC Connecticut.

People inside the gym were able to pull Forbes off the opposing coach after only a few seconds, but that was just enough time to do some damage. Forbes then ran out of the building before police arrived.

The victim, a 34-year-old Springfield man, was taken to the emergency room of a nearby hospital and his ear was successfully reattached.

Forbes has been charged with mayhem, assault and battery among other such charges. His arraignment was set for Monday afternoon in Springfield District Court.

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