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Prosecutors clear Wis. coach of attacking player

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FISHERS, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana prosecutors aren't filing criminal charges against a Wisconsin girls basketball coach who was arrested after a scuffle with one of his players.

   Hamilton County's chief deputy prosecutor said Thursday that independent witnesses told investigators they saw Fred Freeman of Hartford, Wis., breaking up a fight between two players on the traveling youth basketball team.

   Jeff Wehmueller tells The Associated Press that Freeman won't face charges unless something emerges to contradict those witnesses.

   Police in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers arrested the 47-year-old Freeman on Monday after a 17-year-old player and a witness told officers that he verbally abused the girl after the team lost a game, then punched her in the face, threw her to the ground and put his hands around her throat.

 

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