Now I agree COMPLETELY that this “father” and “coach” should be punished (and preferably banned from coaching any youth league in any sport for eternity) — but FELONY CHILD ABUSE? Up to four years in prison? I don’t know if I think that penalty is fitting of the crime or not. He tackled the kid – he didn’t beat him.
But again, not sure what I feel. If it would have been my kid he tackled I would have had a long (perhaps bloody) talk with the guy, but I doubt I would have pressed charges – especially since the child wasn’t injured.