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Friday
Feb252011

Coach Who Kicked and Pushed Player Resigns

Photo Courtesy - Holy Family University(PHILADELPHIA) -- A college basketball player who accused his Holy Family University coach of pushing and kicking him during a practice session suffered a torn ligament in his wrist as a result of the incident that was captured on video, the player's lawyer said Friday.

The coach, John O'Connor decided to resign after his apology to former player Matt Kravchuk was rebuffed this week on ABC's Good Morning America. Kravchuk, 19, had filed a police report.

O'Connor, 51, whom the Pennsylvania school had suspended because of the accusation, formally resigned Thursday after learning that prosecutors agreed not to press charges against him.

Jack Cohen, Kravchuk's attorney, said, "My client's feeling is that the DA makes the decisions if there's enough for a criminal count. They made that decision and he takes that as it is."

"Matthew was diagnosed with a TFC tear in his wrist and will require surgery. It is from the assault."

The Kravchuk family has no plans to sue for the injury, Cohen said.

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