Bad Sport: Dad Assaults Son’s Opponent During Wrestling Match

North Carolina father charged with assault after rushing onto wrestling mat and kicking son's opponent during match.

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (NBC News) — A high school wrestling match in Kannapolis, North Carolina ended Saturday when a father charged a student wrestler while the match was going on.

Video shows other parents rushing in to break up the incident.

The woman who shot the video said the man’s son was wrestling the student he charged.

Kannapolis Police identified the man as Barry Lee Jones of Harrisburg. He was arrested on charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct.

The student he assaulted attends Southeast Guilford High School. Police said the student was not hurt during the incident.

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