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Waukesha Police: UW-Rock County coach allegedly assaulted referee during basketball game

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police responded to UW-Waukesha shortly before 8 p.m. on Wednesday for a battery complaint.

Initial investigation revealed that a basketball referee was assaulted after the game by a coach from UW-Rock County.

Police say the victim was injured but did not require immediate medical attention.

Waukesha Police continue to investigate. CBS 58 News is not naming the coach because he has not been formally charged.

UW-Rock County released the following statement in regards to the incident,

“A University of Wisconsin-Rock County men’s basketball coach has been placed on administrative leave by UW Colleges following charges of disorderly conduct and battery arising from an incident after the January 3 men’s basketball game versus University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. An internal investigation by UW Colleges is underway. Our campus communities are distressed by this unfortunate event and are fully cooperating with law enforcement in Waukesha. We must also focus on providing resources for our students and on completing the basketball season for the UW-Rock County Rattlers men’s team.”

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