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North Carolina dad arrested after tackling son's high-school wrestling opponent during match

A father was arrested after tackling his son's high-school wrestling opponent. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A North Carolina man was arrested after tackling his high-school son’s wrestling opponent during a match, according to the Kannapolis Police Department.

Barry Lee Jones was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct for his actions. The incident occurred during a wrestling match Saturday the involved Jones’ son. Jones intervened after his son was suplexed during the match. Jones’ son landed on his head/neck. As the ref signaled the move was illegal, Jones ran out to the mat and rammed into his son’s opponent.

This incident was captured on video:

After being processed, Jones was released on $1,000 bond.

The wrestler who was tackled by Jones did not suffer any injuries.

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