HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Soccer Dad Gone Bad

Posted December 7, 2009 at 10:15am

Kiddie soccer games are notorious for sparking fights between overzealous adults — just ask former Rep. Chip Pickering, who got into a scuffle with a coach at his son’s match this weekend. [IMGCAP(1)]Police responded to a disturbance call at local youth soccer fields in Madison, Miss., on Sunday afternoon. One of the team’s coaches, Christopher Hester, told officers that he had been assaulted by the Mississippi Republican, according to a statement released by the Madison Police Department. Apparently, a disagreement had broken out between Hester and the coach of the rival team. That led Pickering to approach Hester “about the treatment of his son who plays for the opposite team,— a local NBC affiliate reported. Pickering and Hester eventually wound up signing “complaints against each other alleging that they were assaulted by the other party,— according to police. The city’s municipal judge will review those complaints, the police statement said.No medical attention was requested and no warrants were immediately issued, although police will continue to investigate, the statement said.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.