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Police: Youth Minister Attacks Boy After Dodgeball Hit
The Indy Channel ^ | March 31, 2006 | AP

Posted on 03/31/2006 10:02:00 AM PST by Abathar

LIBERTY, Mo. -- A youth minister in Missouri has been charged with assault for allegedly knocking down a 16-year-old boy and kicking him in the groin during a dodgeball game.

Authorities said the teen had missed David M. Boudreaux, 27, with one throw, but then knocked his glasses off with another.

The boy apologized, but authorities said Boudreaux pushed him backwards and then kicked him in the groin when the teen got up again.

Court records said the boy suffered whiplash, post-concussion syndrome, had blood in his urine and other injuries.

Prosecutors said Boudreaux later apologized, but an administrator at Crescent Lake Christian Academy said he's been placed on administrative leave.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dodgeball
If it was my kid he assaulted like that hiding behind the cloth wouldn't do him any good if I got hold of him...
1 posted on 03/31/2006 10:02:01 AM PST by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Must be a United Methodist ;-)


2 posted on 03/31/2006 10:03:08 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Protect American jobs. Don't hire illegals.)
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To: Abathar

I've heard Tim Wilson's "Church League Softball Fistfight", he should do a remix...


3 posted on 03/31/2006 10:04:30 AM PST by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: Abathar
"If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball." Rip Torn from Dodgeball............
4 posted on 03/31/2006 10:05:39 AM PST by Red Badger (I must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.....)
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To: Abathar

The poor counselor needs some anger management counseling. (after an ass whooping!)


5 posted on 03/31/2006 10:05:59 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done, needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Abathar
If it was my kid he assaulted like that hiding behind the cloth wouldn't do him any good if I got hold of him...

Dittos.

If he did that to my kid, the only cloth he'd be hiding behind would be his burial shroud.

6 posted on 03/31/2006 10:06:33 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: Abathar

Wow. My word, this "youth minister" sounds like he's got a bushel full of problems.

I wonder if he's getting paid while on administrative leave?


7 posted on 03/31/2006 10:06:38 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Abathar
When I was in service we had a game called war ball. It was played on a football field with a soccer ball. The object of the game was to get the ball to the goal post............. by whatever means necessary, meaning............no rules whatsoever. No protective equipment either.
8 posted on 03/31/2006 10:06:41 AM PST by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: cspackler

9 posted on 03/31/2006 10:07:22 AM PST by Red Badger (I must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.....)
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To: eastforker

Another name for it was "Smear the Queer".......


10 posted on 03/31/2006 10:07:59 AM PST by Red Badger (I must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.....)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Yes!.....

11 posted on 03/31/2006 10:09:49 AM PST by Red Badger (I must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.....)
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To: eastforker

We also called it "One Man For Himself".........


12 posted on 03/31/2006 10:10:28 AM PST by Red Badger (I must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.....)
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To: Red Badger

As I remember it each team had ten players.That was one rough and tough game.


13 posted on 03/31/2006 10:16:24 AM PST by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: Abathar

i would say to put him in jail with bubba. but then again he might enjoy it.


14 posted on 03/31/2006 10:17:38 AM PST by APRPEH (You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.)
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To: eastforker

Our game had lots of kids, each trying to get the ball across the goal line. Once across, the kid was "safe" and everybody ran back to mid field. The kid with the ball (football usually) would throw it at random out to mid field where someone would eventually get control of it and take off running. Everybody would then try and tackle him and try to take it away.............


15 posted on 03/31/2006 10:21:09 AM PST by Red Badger (I must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.....)
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To: Abathar

Why was the idiot wearing his glasses during a game of dodgeball? I could understand the minister getting steamed if he were playing golf and the kid started throwing golfballs at him, but dodgeball?? Isn't the object of the game to hit as many opponents as possible with dodgeballs?


16 posted on 03/31/2006 10:21:27 AM PST by Saint Reagan
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To: Abathar
I am reminded of Robert Duvall as a preacher going after the 'youth minister' (schtupping his wife)...

Duval beat the holy philanderer with a baseball bat hit him right in the church picnic basket...

17 posted on 03/31/2006 10:21:48 AM PST by joesnuffy (People who break into my house have no right to stay niether do people who break into my country -JF)
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To: Abathar

Not justifying what the minister did (he has no business in that job) but it says the kid knocked his glasses off, i.e., was aiming to hit him smack in the face despite glasses.

He had already tried to do it once before and probably got warned. (just a guess)

The kid probably deserved a little bit of a whuppin.

Speaking as someone whose kid had a front tooth broken by just such a bully during a dodgeball game - you are not supposed to hit someone in the face with all your might, espcially a younger kid or someone with glasses.

I didn't kick the kid who did it to my son, but got no satisfaction from the parents for over a thousand dollars worth of dental bills.


18 posted on 03/31/2006 10:27:43 AM PST by I still care ("For it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Same here.I have grand kids in sports,and if that were to happen to them,I would have no other recourse.I had to grab hold of a football coach during a game for grabbing one of my grandsons in a rough manner.He was acting like a little dictator to these 7-8 yr.olds.I got a standing ovation,and after the game,I made it a point to see that it was his last game as a coach.The people in charge tried to make like it was no big deal.They changed their tune when I told them if it happened again to any other child in my presence,I would be coming after them.
19 posted on 03/31/2006 10:38:27 AM PST by xarmydog
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To: I still care
I'm with you (what wrong with all the other sissys, saying the minister was a big-bad meanine?)

growing up, you got one shot, so it had better be a good one, because you knew you after taking that shot you were going to get slaughtered. And I'm a girl.
20 posted on 03/31/2006 11:05:45 AM PST by BarbM
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To: Saint Reagan
Why was the idiot wearing his glasses during a game of dodgeball?

Good question. I wonder if he was a participant or supervisor/coach. The article doesn't make that clear. When the media produces a story like this I always have to consider the source. It's not certain what the fact are but you can believe that whatever is reported by the msm is not factual.

21 posted on 03/31/2006 11:14:39 AM PST by River_Wrangler (Nothing difficult is ever easy!)
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To: eastforker

My son played that game in college.....but they called it Rugby. lol


22 posted on 03/31/2006 11:19:50 AM PST by trimom
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To: RexBeach
I wonder if he's getting paid while on administrative leave?

Even if he is, I'm sure it won't be for long, and won't make a dent in the civil damages judgement the kid will shortly be getting against him.

23 posted on 03/31/2006 11:26:58 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: BarbM

There's a difference between a 16yr old and a 25 yr old...in maturity, physical attributes, coordination, and on and on...

The YMinister wasn't a big bad meanie, he was the biggest sissy of them all, after getting hit he pushed down a kid, and then kicked him in the balls...a 16 yr old kid.


24 posted on 03/31/2006 11:37:30 AM PST by kajingawd (Humans share 50.6% of their DNA with bananas.... I can't wait for the next Evolution.)
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To: I still care
he kid knocked his glasses off, i.e., was aiming to hit him smack in the face despite glasses.

Good attempt at spin, but the facts get in your way. The kid couldn't even hit the guy with the first throw (probably a 10 to 12 square foot target), but you think we will fall for your made up story that his accuracy instantly improved until he could hit a target of a few square inches?

25 posted on 03/31/2006 11:51:46 AM PST by PAR35
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To: Abathar
and kicking him in the groin during a dodgeball game.

Never play dodgeball when the other guy is playing dodgeballs.

26 posted on 03/31/2006 11:56:01 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: PAR35

What spin? The kid hit the minister in the face. He knocked his glasses off on the second try. The minister lost his temper and kicked the kid.

The kid was 16. The one that broke my son's tooth was only 12.

If you can't see the kid was out of bounds, there's nothing more to say.


27 posted on 03/31/2006 3:28:06 PM PST by I still care ("For it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Saint Reagan
Why was the idiot wearing his glasses during a game of dodgeball?

I think you've answered your question

28 posted on 03/31/2006 4:53:37 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Red meat, we were meant to eat it - Meat and Livestock Australia TV ad campaign)
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To: trimom

Trust me, the GI's that played war ball was rough.


29 posted on 03/31/2006 5:01:53 PM PST by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: I still care; BarbM

Pushed him over and kicked him in the testicles. The kid may have been out of bounds, but the minister's reaction seems unjustifiable. Not a sissy here; I just don't think getting hit in the face with a dodgeball justifies kicking the person in the balls, especially for someone who's 25.


30 posted on 04/01/2006 12:04:08 AM PST by baseballfanjm
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To: baseballfanjm

Oh, I agree. There is plenty of blame to go around here.

Ministers have to deal with difficult and selfish people all the time. It's part of the job. For him to blow up like that indicates he has no business in the ministry.


31 posted on 04/01/2006 12:33:40 AM PST by I still care ("For it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Abathar

WWJD?

Kick'em in the balls!


32 posted on 04/01/2006 12:40:45 AM PST by durasell (!)
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To: I still care
Are you familiar with the game of dodge ball?

The purpose of the game is for the player with the ball to throw the ball at the other players, attempting to hit one. (The most common format is for two players to throw the ball into the crowd of other players, attacking from opposite sides).

The other players move around from side and DUCK and jump to try to avoid being hit by the thrown ball.

Two pointers for you

1) If you don't want to get hit, don't play that particular game.

2) If you don't want to get hit in the face, don't duck.

It sounds like you've already jumped on this liberal band wagon:
http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/2001/fyi/teachers.ednews/06/07/dodge.ball.ap/index.html

33 posted on 04/01/2006 1:57:10 AM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1582586/posts?page=14#14


34 posted on 04/01/2006 2:08:05 AM PST by endthematrix (None dare call it ISLAMOFACISM!)
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To: PAR35

There is nothing liberal about it. It is unsportsman like to stand a couple of feet from a person and smack them as hard as you can in the face with the ball.

The object of dodgeball is to hit the other person with the ball. It is not to maim them.


35 posted on 04/01/2006 2:18:22 AM PST by I still care ("For it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: I still care
The object of dodgeball is to hit the other person with the ball. It is not to maim them.

To quote Ronald Reagan, "There you go again." Making up facts to fit your theory. You might make a good fiction writer, but debaters should stick to the truth.

Nothing in the story about the adult getting maimed. He got his glasses knocked off. If anyone got maimed, it was the kid that got kicked in the 'groin'.

And if you think that a kick in the groin is the equivalent of getting your glasses knocked off, you are obviously not a man.

36 posted on 04/01/2006 11:35:33 AM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Nope, I'm not a man.

And I was thinking of the episode I recounted with my son, not the minister. Breaking a front adult tooth is a maiming. And it could easily have happened to the minister also.

But hitting a person at full power in the face can maim them.

Hitting a person in the face is not acceptable. Or kicking them in the groin.

I assure you there is nothing wrong with my powers of logic. But go ahead. Let your kids play games where they whap people full strength in the head with balls. But prepare for a lawsuit when someone ends up with a permanent injury.


37 posted on 04/01/2006 12:01:42 PM PST by I still care ("For it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Abathar; Alex Murphy; HarleyD

The Purpose Driven Dodgeball Game?


38 posted on 04/01/2006 12:06:01 PM PST by Gamecock (Iím so thankful for the active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. (Machen on his deathbed.)
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To: Abathar

Dodgeball Hit >>

maybe the liberals running the school system have a point. I know that many school no longer allow dodge ball because of the violence associated with it and the high rate of injuries.


39 posted on 12/09/2007 7:08:21 PM PST by Coleus (Happy Chanukah)
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To: Coleus
We played with those dark red rubber balls that went "poooongggg" when they hit you. The worst I ever saw was a kid with a red face for a couple of hours, and maybe a bloody nose. There is no way you can really get hurt unless you use a harder ball like a soccer or volleyball.

We played all boys teams, and personally I think it was a fun and exciting game. The big guys didn't always win either, they may have thrown the hardest but the skinny little ginks that could zip around and move like a wet noodle always seemed to be there in the end also, I think actually "getting in the game" and being aggressive was more important than a strong arm was.

40 posted on 12/10/2007 4:31:23 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Red Badger

We called that one “Kill the Man with the Ball”. And we had a GREAT time playing it! (With only minor injuries sustained, the worst of which was wounded pride.)

Regards,


41 posted on 12/10/2007 4:42:38 AM PST by VermiciousKnid
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To: I still care

Getting kicked in the nuts is a good way to lose one. I read about a teen boy who cupped another kid, and it twisted and had to be removed.


42 posted on 12/10/2007 4:45:13 AM PST by healy61
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To: Alex Murphy; Larry Lucido

This is from THO, right?


43 posted on 12/10/2007 4:49:07 AM PST by Gamecock (There was only one victorious life.)
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To: healy61

I still care, I didn’t realize you were speaking of your own incident as a mother. All in all, the facts of the article don’t suggest the 16 year old was only a few feet from the minister.

I just can’t figure out what would drive the man to kick the player in the groin. He needs to find other work.


44 posted on 12/10/2007 5:00:14 AM PST by healy61
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To: eastforker

“No protective equipment either.”

Playing full contact sandlot football was great fun when I was a kid until my nose got moved an inch to the left.


45 posted on 12/10/2007 5:03:03 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: healy61

“I just can’t figure out what would drive the man to kick the player in the groin.”

A gross misinterpretation of “an eye for an eye.” :-)


46 posted on 12/10/2007 5:04:14 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: Gamecock
The Purpose Driven Dodgeball Game?

Good one. And by the way, what the story doesn't say is that the youth minister was sitting on the bleachers at the time of the attack holding his one year old son. And yes, I am making this up.

47 posted on 12/10/2007 5:07:59 AM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: Red Badger
We also called it "One Man For Himself".........

We called it "Kill the Man with the Ball"

48 posted on 12/10/2007 5:11:41 AM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: healy61

Hello! So strange this thread would be picked up this morning. As of right now, I am making dentist arrangements to do MORE work on my son’s front tooth. This time it’s going to cost me at least another $500.

This happened probably about 8 years ago. He’s 20 now, and after all these years we are still fooling with this stupid tooth.

By the way, I found out that the kid who hit my son in the face is in longtime jail. But I’m not surprised. When I called up the mother after, she said, “What do you expect me to do about it?” He was about 16 when my son was 12, if I recall correctly.

And the guy that kicked the kid in the groin is obviously unsuitable to work around kids. I know it hurts, but I’ve had kids practically take me out, all in innocence.


49 posted on 12/10/2007 6:34:57 AM PST by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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