The coach of a girls' basketball team was arrested after allegedly punching a 17-year-old player in the face and 'throwing her to the ground'.
The girl told police that Fred Freeman, 47, verbally abused her after her team the Wisconsin Stealers lost a game in a tournament in Fishers, Indiana, U.S. The teenager said Freeman punched her in the face and threw her to the ground, before putting his hands around her throat.
Witnesses said basketball coach Fred Freeman struck the 17-year-old girl after an argument broke out between her and a teammate
Officers from the Fishers Police Department tracked Freeman down at a local restaurant, where he was eating with the rest of the team after the basketball game at the Indiana Fieldhouse sports complex in Fishers.
Officer Tom Weger of Fisher's Police Department told wishtv8.com: 'She reported that during a verbal altercation he (Freeman) punched her in the face, threw her to the ground, and got on top of her with his hands around her throat.'
He said Freeman admitted 'restraining' the girl, but maintained that he was the victim.
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