In a follow-up to a narrative we posted last Fall, the Van Meter trainer who was accused of assaulting a bunch of youngsters who TP’d his home just lately had his file cleaned of any wrongdoing, being acquitted on the fees by a six-person jury.
Joel Bartz, by his attorneys, pled self-defense after the incident which occurred on a Thursday evening (aka faculty evening…one thing that will have been a difficulty in itself “again in my day”, BTW) final September. Bartz was taken to courtroom due to the assault after one of many children obtained out of their truck and approached Bartz. Based on the Des Moines Register, Bartz allegedly then “grabbed the coed, pulled him down, and punched him within the again and head, ripping the coed’s shirt within the course of”. Bartz was charged with and acquitted of misdemeanor assault and felony mischief. A protection professional testified that one of many college students had his “arms up in a combating place” earlier than Bartz made any strikes.
One in every of Bartz’s attorneys went on to name him an “wonderful man” and whereas there was no phrase on what, if any punishment the youngsters will face, possibly they may go away it as much as Bartz to go all “Coach Carter” and assign a couple of further push-ups, laps across the observe or, maybe, enlist the janitor to oversee a bit after-school work.
Higher but: all of us keep in mind the intense scarcity of bathroom paper final yr on the peak of the pandemic proper? How about stocking the TP cabinets at each retailer inside a 20-mile radius?
LOOK: 50 pictures of profitable moments from sports activities historical past
Typically pictures are one of the best ways to honor the figures we have misplaced. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports activities are removed from probably the most consequential factor in life, we will nonetheless look again on an athlete’s profitable second that felt bigger than life, remaining grateful for his or her sacrifice on the courtroom and bringing pleasure to thousands and thousands.
Learn on to discover the complete assortment of fifty pictures Stacker compiled showcasing varied iconic profitable moments in sports activities historical past. Protecting achievements from a large number of sports activities, these pictures symbolize gorgeous private achievements, group championships, and athletic perseverance.