A coach for the Taos football team was arrested Friday night shortly after his team lost to West Las Vegas.
Anthony Paul Labella, 43, of Arroyo Hondo faces charges of abandonment or abuse of a child and aggravated battery.
According to state police, Labella was angry with his team after losing to West. “You (expletive) need to learn how to tackle,” he allegedly told his players.
The 14-year-old victim was asked to stand up. The coach allegedly tackled him from the front and caused him to fall. The teen told officers he suffered lower back pain.
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