Football coach arrested for allegedly assaulting 16-year-old player

A 45-year-old football coach from Mississauga has been charged after allegedly assaulting a teenaged player following a game in Pickering Saturday (June 22) evening.

According to police, officers responded to a large disturbance at Liverpool Road in Pickering around 7 p.m.

“After a football game ended between the Mississauga Warriors and the Durham Dolphins, an altercation took place as the teams were shaking hands. Several players were involved in a physical altercation and during the incident a 16-year-old male from Pickering was assaulted by one of the coaches of the Mississauga team,” reads a media release from police.

“The teen was taken to a Toronto-area hospital with a head injury and later released.”

Nicholas Pelehaty of Cambourne Crescent in Mississauga has been charged with assault cause bodily harm.

He was released on a promise to appear.

“Investigators are looking for people who witnessed the incident or anyone who may have captured the event on video to come forward,” the media release reads.

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