I wasn't sure where else to put this, but wanted to go to all of you amazing sleuthers to help me out with this one. We know a coach in our baseball organization that coaches a couple of different teams that my son is on. He coaches or assistant coaches several other teams as well, as he has a 10 year old son and an 8 year old son. This past weekend, there was an incident at a tournament in which the players were to stand together to take a picture. The coach was trying to get the kids all into the picture and grabbed the kids one by one by the shoulders to line them up properly. When he grabbed one of the boys, the boy yelled out a loud scream and said "OW!! You're hurting me!!!" The boy's father immediately jumped in and started screaming at the coach in front of all of the parents and the children. No one there said they saw anything out of the ordinary in anything the coach did, and they were all there standing right in front of the group getting ready to take the picture. Well, all heck ensued with the father getting louder and louder and demanding an apology. But the coach kept saying he didn't do anything wrong. All he did was grab the boy from the shoulders to move him into the proper position and he "apologized" but refused to admit he did anything wrong. Well, the coach turned in his jersey to the coach and sat out the rest of the tournament. The father told him if he didn't get an proper apology by Wednesday, he would call the cops. The coach did call him and again reiterated that he was sorry for the incident, but still refused to admit he did anything wrong. I don't blame him, as he knew where this was headed. Well, the father called the police who went to the team manager's home to interview him and will be visiting the coach's home tomorrow. it is an absolute mess. I spoke with both of my boys who know the coach well, as do I know him and his wife. We all agreed we have never seen him be harmful to children. Sure, he can get a little bit heated once in a while, like any coach does, but to actually harm a child? And in front of a crowd of people, no less? It just does not fit the description of the man we know. We were not there, but the manager did have his back and said he saw nothing that would justify police action and that the coach was a good man and doesn't deserve this. This family is so nice and sweet. Both of their boys have developmental issues and they home school them. They are both such loving and patient people, and I have gone on trips with them and have never seen either of them behave even close to what is being accused of here. I wish I was there to witness it, but I wasn't. But the bottom line is that no one saw anything. So now this man is facing having his good name destroyed, for in my opinion, is an overzealous father bent on revenge for some reason against this man. He is now claiming the child had bruises (yet he played all 3 games that day) and that the coach also said-stop it or I'll do it again. No one else heard him say it, but now 2 of the boy's classmates are now saying that they heard him say it as well. Honestly, I don't believe it one bit. I feel so horrible and helpless watching this unfold and really want to help this man before this whole thing spirals out of control. But I wasn't there, so really can't do anything. I just told him that we had his back and I would be more than happy to vouch for his good name. He can't sleep. He started crying when speaking to my husband about it. He is afraid he is going to lose his ability to coach now. And I am sure that this will bring DCFS into it as well as a really good hard look at their home schooling situation. It really angers me to see how easy it is to destroy a man's good name with no proof, just because you feel like it. Any advice for what I can do to help this poor man?