|Published:||Feb 06, 2011 12:57 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 05, 2011 9:57 PM EST|
LIVE OAK, Fla. (AP) - A teen in north Florida faces a charge of felony battery for allegedly striking another player after a soccer game.
A dispute broke out as the Suwannee High School and Ocala Trinity Catholic boys' teams were exchanging handshakes Friday. Trinity Catholic had won the playoff game 4-2.
According to an arrest report, 18-year-old Suwannee goalie Jared Andrew Hendry broke away from his teammates and coach to chase a member of the opposing team. Police say Hendry struck a Trinity Catholic player who tried to stop him in the mouth, breaking two teeth.
Hendry was released on bond. Suwannee High School Athletic Director Hunter Abercrombie says Hendry won't be participating in any more sports at the school.
The Florida High School Athletic Association has ordered an investigation.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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