New Jersey softball dads charged after bloody fight


SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Police say an argument over a player being kicked off a southern New Jersey travel softball team turned into a bloody fight between two fathers at a tournament in Maryland.

Police say 48-year-old Michael Barbella of Ventnor and 45-year-old Michael John Duffy of Mays Landing were arrested in Salisbury, Maryland, after engaging in a fight captured on a cellphone camera.

Video posted on YouTube shows the two men arguing before fists were thrown. The footage ends with Barbella on the ground with blood streaming from his face.

Police say Barbella challenged Duffy to a fight via text message earlier in the day and drove to Salisbury to confront him.

Both men are charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

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