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Dartmouth assistant coach punches glass in Harvard game

  • Defensive quality control coach Dion King was escorted out of the stadium by security after breaking the window during Saturday’s game
  • His outburst came after Dartmouth fumbled a punt and Harvard recovered it 
  • At the time of the fumble Dartmouth was up 14-0 in the second quarter, but Harvard scored on the recovery and went on to win 25-22
  • One fan was reportedly injured by the glass that fell below the press box 

Dartmouth assistant football coach Dion King was escorted out of the stadium during Saturday’s game against Harvard after he punched through the glass of the press box

An assistant coach for Dartmouth’s football team punched a hole through the glass of the press box during a game against Harvard.

Dion King, a defensive quality control coach for the Big Green, struck the glass in anger after his team fumbled a punt during Saturday’s game against Harvard at the Crimson’s stadium. 

Pieces of glass fell below as a result of the outburst, injuring one fan.

King was escorted out of the stadium by security but was not arrested or cited.

A Harvard student-run radio station tweeted a photo of the damaged window after it had been taped up. 

The caption reads: ‘Aftermath of the Dartmouth coach’s tantrum.’ 

A Harvard student-run radio station tweeted a photo of the damaged window after it had been taped up with the caption: 'Aftermath of the Dartmouth coach's tantrum'

A Harvard student-run radio station tweeted a photo of the damaged window after it had been taped up with the caption: ‘Aftermath of the Dartmouth coach’s tantrum’

A file photo show a 2013 face-off of the two Ivy League schools. Dartmouth has lost 13 straight games against Harvard and 18 of the last 19

A file photo show a 2013 face-off of the two Ivy League schools. Dartmouth has lost 13 straight games against Harvard and 18 of the last 19

Dartmouth head coach Buddy Teevens addressed the incident in a statement: ‘Dion and Dartmouth Football are terribly sorry for his actions and any harm caused by them. 

‘We hold ourselves to high standards, and in this instance we failed to conduct ourselves appropriately. Dion, Dartmouth Football, and I apologize wholeheartedly to everyone impacted, as well as to Harvard and Dartmouth.’

Dartmouth was up 14-0 in the second quarter when defensive back Danny McManus fumbled the punt. 

Harvard recovered before turning it into a score, and then went on to win 25-22.

Dartmouth was up 14-0 in the second quarter when defensive back Danny McManus fumbled the punt. Harvard recovered before turning it into a score, and then went on to win 25-22

Dartmouth was up 14-0 in the second quarter when defensive back Danny McManus fumbled the punt. Harvard recovered before turning it into a score, and then went on to win 25-22

Harvard parent David Ryan told The Washington Post: ‘Shards of glass fell on our back from out of nowhere. …Everyone around us had some piece or pieces of glass on them and nobody could figure out what happened.’

Dartmouth’s sports information director Rick Bender said the police told him that a spectator was injured by the falling glass but did not provide him with more details.

Dartmouth has lost 13 straight games against Harvard and 18 of the last 19. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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