June 24, 2018
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Former Messalonskee football coach charged with assaulting one of his players

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

OAKLAND, Maine — Police have charged a former high school football coach with assault in the wake of an incident at a team practice last week.

Wes Littlefield, who resigned his position on Thursday after the Wednesday incident, was summoned for assault but not arrested, according to Oakland police Chief Michael Tracy. The victim was a member of the Messalonskee High School football team.

The Morning Sentinel said Littlefield previously characterized the episode as “a little incident with a kid that was blown out of proportion.” He declined comment on Tuesday.

Littlefield’s first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 20 in Waterville District Court, according to Tracy.

Littlefield had been Messalonskee’s head coach since the 2003 season, posting a record of 43-40 prior to his resignation. The team is 4-0 thus far on the 2012 season.

Tracy said further charges are unlikely against Littlefield.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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