Rowan Co. father charged with assaulting softball coach after daughter ‘teased for having cancer’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A teenage girl battling breast cancer says she might give up a sport she loves — not because of her illness, but because of a brawl that happened during her last softball game.

Police responded to City Park in Charlotte last Saturday after a fight was reported.

The girl’s family claims the other team teased her for having cancer, WSOC is reporting.

Hannah Roberts, 13, underwent a mastectomy a few months ago but has continued to play fast-pitch softball.

Hannah’s mother says people were making fun of Hannah’s illness calling her “cancer girl.”

So her father decided to do something about it. According to a police report, James Roberts, 41, walked over to the opposing team and struck a parent. A witness said it was over a “misunderstanding.”

A fight broke out and the police were called.

Roberts was charged with assault and his court date is Sept. 4.

Source: WSOC

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