This story comes from my adopted hometown, the “Scruffy Little City” of Knoxville, TN. I have actually fished with the broadcaster in the video clip at the bottom.
Moving on to today’s youth-sports Douchebag of the Day: referee Arnold J Davis pulled a knife on a coach following a forfeited game.
An arrest warrant states Arnold J. Davis III, 50, of Knoxville was arrested for aggravated assault around 2:05 p.m. Saturday.
According to the warrant, a Knox County School Resource Officer told KPD that Davis called the game a forfeiture because Fulton’s head coach, Antonio Hamilton, was causing a disturbance.
The youth football game was played at Central High School.
As both teams were leaving the field, Hamilton allegedly started a fight with Davis. In the report, Davis said Hamilton told him “that he was going to kill him (Davis).”
No one on scene could corroborate that, the warrant states.
The school resource officer said he was between the two while they were arguing and that’s when Davis pulled a large pocket knife out of his back pocket and held it down by his side. The officer said Davis never opened the knife but had it in his hand. However, Hamilton and another witness stated it was open.
It was a pretty dumb idea to pull a knife at all over a youth football game, especially since with an officer present it is pretty hard to argue you felt your life was in danger.