Ewing man charged with assault after fight at youth game

A Ewing Township resident who coaches a Lawrence Township youth football team has been charged with simple assault following his alleged involvement a fight at a youth football game.

The Oct. 20 game was played at Central Park in Lawrence Township.

Bryan Carter, 38, who coaches the Lawrence Junior Cardinals, was charged after he allegedly grabbed a 53-year-old Florence Township parent and threw him to the ground, Lawrence Township Police Lt. Joseph Amodio said.

The Junior Cardinals were playing a youth football team from Florence Township when a fight broke out after a sideline tackle caused a disturbance among players, coaches and parents, Amodio said.

The tackle led to pushing and shoving, and a coach tried to intervene, Amodio said. At that point, more coaches and parents ran onto the field and a fight broke out. The fight was eventually broken up.

Carter turned himself in on Oct. 24 and was processed and released on a summons, Amodio said.