Skip to comments.Police: Youth Minister Attacks Boy After Dodgeball Hit
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.
Must be a United Methodist ;-)
I've heard Tim Wilson's "Church League Softball Fistfight", he should do a remix...
The poor counselor needs some anger management counseling. (after an ass whooping!)
If he did that to my kid, the only cloth he'd be hiding behind would be his burial shroud.
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?
Another name for it was "Smear the Queer".......
We also called it "One Man For Himself".........
As I remember it each team had ten players.That was one rough and tough game.
i would say to put him in jail with bubba. but then again he might enjoy it.
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.............
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?
Duval beat the holy philanderer with a baseball bat hit him right in the church picnic basket...
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.
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.
My son played that game in college.....but they called it Rugby. lol
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.
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.
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?
Never play dodgeball when the other guy is playing dodgeballs.
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.
I think you've answered your question
Trust me, the GI's that played war ball was rough.
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.
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.
Kick'em in the balls!
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:
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.
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.
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.
The Purpose Driven Dodgeball Game?
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.
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.
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.)
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.
This is from THO, right?
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.
“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.
“I just cant figure out what would drive the man to kick the player in the groin.”
A gross misinterpretation of “an eye for an eye.” :-)
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.
We called it "Kill the Man with the Ball"
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.