Coach accused of choking out player will have case go to jury trial

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The baseball coach accused of choking out a player will have his case go to trial.


According to the Watertown Daily Times, Indian River coach Kevin Smith will have his case heard by a jury starting next month.
 
Smith is accused of attempting to show a Mixed Martial Arts move on a 16-year-old player in the locker room at Indian River back in April. The player allegedly lost consciousness and hit his head on a door. The teen did practice that afternoon but ended up that night at Samaritan Medical Center with a concussion.
 
Smith is facing charges of recklessness endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child, although a grand jury previously decided to not charge him with felonies.

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