Iowa HS Basketball Player Arrested For Vicious Handshake Line Attack

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A 17-year-old Iowa high school basketball player has been arrested on a Willful Injury – Causing Serious Injury Class C felony after a Tuesday night incident in the handshake line when the teen started punching his opponent. In a video of the handshake line, the teen from Carlisle (IA) High School can be seen punching a Nevada (IA) player in the stomach and then drilling the player in the mouth.

According to the police report, the punch to the mouth led to a “serious enough concussion to render him unconscious.” The victim also needed four stitches for a cut on his mouth.

“It was a very unfortunate and disturbing situation,” Nevada Community School District Superintendent Steve Gray told Local 5 ABC in Ames. “Fortunately, it sounds like our student-athlete is going to be alright.”

The Des Moines Register reports that this was Nevada’s season opener.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.


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  1. Would love to know the context behind what got the kid so upset. But sucker punches like that are totally unacceptable. Not sure if jail is the answer, but some form of community service is warranted at the very least.

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