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Football coach in Maine charged with assault on player


On Tuesday, a week after a misdemeanor assault charge was filed against Littlefield for allegedly hitting one of his players, Chapin LaBelle, a longtime assistant football coach at Messalonskee and Skowhegan high schools, was named as Messalonskee’s interim coach.

Littlefield resigned as Messalonskees coach on Thursday. He owns a gym in Messalonskee and its website says he has a mixed martial arts record of 2-1 and a boxing record of 10-1. According to the Morning Sentinel, Littlefield previously said the episode was “a little incident with a kid that was blown out of proportion.” He declined comment on Tuesday.

Littlefield’s next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 20 in the Waterville District Court.

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