Baseball coach to stand trial in beaning of disabled player

Mark R. Downs Jr., 29, of Dunbar, was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday in Fayette County on a string of charges, including solicitation, corruption of minors and reckless endangerment. Full Story
Randy Hill

Urbandale, IA

#1 Sep 13, 2006
This kind of behavior should not be allowed to go unpunished or it will only encourage others to follow. This is not a joke nor a harmless prank, it is a criminal offense.
Concerned Parent

Glendale, CA

#2 Sep 14, 2006
I thought that coaches are supposed to teach sportmanship - not offer bribes to 8 year old players to _attack_ the umpires -- that is what Mark Downs admitted to in court. This type of behavior is what the lowest type of scum would teach. Shame on you Mark Downs!

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Oct 13, 2006
What a douchebag. This is the kind of person who belongs in jail. It's hard enough for autistic children to fit in and be accepted, this coming from an adult is unforgivable. Hope you have fun in prison! The parents should sue him and leave him penniless for his dreadful conduct.

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