This is absolutely unbelievable
:A youth baseball coach paid one of his players to hurt an 8-year-old mentally disabled teammate so the boy wouldn't be able to play in a game, state police said Friday.Downs was arrested and arraigned Friday on charges of criminal solicitation to commit aggravated assault, corruption of minors, criminal conspiracy to commit simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. He was released from jail on an unsecured bond.
Eric Forsythe, the president of the R.W. Clark Youth Baseball League, said league organizers investigated accusations against Downs before the T-ball season ended earlier this month, but could not prove that he did anything wrong.
If Downs is convicted of any crime, he won't be allowed to be a coach next year, Forsythe said.
You know what, Mr Forsythe? It would be a lot wiser to announce right now that Downs is persona non grata
at R.W. Clark Youth Baseball League games, regardless of whether he's convicted of a crime.