East Valley High (Redlands, Calif.) righthander Tyler Shreve—who ranks No. 60 on our Top 100—was kicked off his high school baseball team on Feb. 24, according to Jesse B. Gill of The Sun newspaper in San Bernadino, Calif.
That's the least of his problems right now, though.
After hearing the news that he was kicked off his team, Shreve allegedly wrestled his coach, James Cordes, to the ground and tried to punch him before being pulled away by his father.
San Bernadino County Sheriff's deputies acted on a citizen's arrest at Cordes' request, cited Shreve with assault and released him, Gill wrote.
"He and the coach had an argument," said Arden Wiltshire, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. "He became upset when he was dismissed from the team."
He and the coach got into a dispute and it became physical, which led to him being arrested for assault."
Shreve was not taken to jail on the misdemeanor charge, Wiltshire said.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Shreve because the school – in Mentone – is outside the jurisdiction of the Redlands Police Department.
In a prepared statement, Shreve said his altercation with Cordes came after he was released from the team.
"As a result, I became very frustrated and engaged in a verbal and somewhat physical altercation with the head varsity baseball coach," he wrote. "I realize my actions were wrong, and I sincerely apologize. This was an isolated incident. I have never been in any trouble like this previously, and I'm committed to making sure that I never repeat this behavior."
In a phone call Thursday, Cordes declined to comment on why Shreve was dismissed from the team.
Shreve is also a quarterback that is committed to Utah for football.
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