Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Inquirer: "Football Pads Don't Stop Bullets”

Philadelphia Inquirer chronicles football fallout

A clear Sunday morning in Burholme Park. Two teams of eager 5- and 6-year-olds gathered around learning to play football.

Instead, they received a lesson in life's ugliness: a coach and father fighting over a child's playing time, an angry loser wielding a .357 Magnum at a pee-wee football game.

The blowup between adults at the children's game occurred around 10:30 a.m. at the park in the 7300 block of Central Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. Henwood and police gave the following version of events:

Parent Wayne Derkotch, 40, began arguing with the coach of the Northeast Outlaws because he felt his son wasn't getting enough playing time. The argument escalated into a physical fight. Derkotch pulled a .357 Magnum revolver from his waistband, an action witnessed by others at the game.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, I'm BEGGING you - go away and stop embarrassing the good people of the PA 13th district. Aren't you Republicans happy enough with Santorum?
Also, as soon as the election is over, make sure you pick up every single one of your damn signs.

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Raj is a complete shame on our state. Please please raj, go away.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll make a deal. If you both vote for Santorum, then I'll vote against Raj.

3:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, yeah - well, given that one more vote against Raj is just going to add to the landslide (sorry Raj, but you're really just a joke), I think I'll skip the deal & just go vote against Scro-torum.

10:06 PM  

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