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Parent who head-butted referee sentenced to ump Little League baseball

Staff Report • Mar 6, 2009 at 12:00 AM

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — The parent of a middle school wrestler won’t go to jail for head-butting a referee, but he’s been sentenced to umpiring the upcoming Little League baseball season.

That sentence was given to 40-year-old Bobby Glenn Williams of White Pine on Friday.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Williams pleaded guilty in Dandridge to simple assault and apologized for his outburst during a match between Maury Middle School and Jefferson Middle School on Tuesday night, but said he didn’t head-butt the ref. He said his cap struck the official’s head.

Bryce Andrew Dickerson also entered a guilty plea, to disorderly conduct for arguing with police. He was sentenced to time served.

Both are barred from attending wrestling matches for a year.

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