Well, I thought I’d heard everything. Â Then, this story pops up.
A coach of a youth baseball team beat up the coach from the opposing team in front of the kids, 8 year old kids! Â Is anyone reading this surprised to learn that this clown was loaded up on steroids? Â In this case, animal steroids!
PS Â For those pro-steroid users that visit the site, PLEASE do not send me anonymous emails telling me that there is no such thing as ‘riod rage! Â Please.
Slidell youth baseball coach who beat rival coach tested positive for steroids
Published: Thursday, August 05, 2010, 4:08 PM Â Â Â Updated: Thursday, August 05, 2010, 4:33 PM
A youth baseball coach whoÂ beat up a rival coachÂ after a crucial Slidell Bantam Baseball Association game in 2008 had off-the-chart levels of animal steroids in his system after his sentencing for battery, according to test results recently obtained by The Times-Picayune.
Jason Chighizola, 34, who coached the Yankees team for 8-year-olds, was convicted Aug. 20, 2009, of battery of a recreation athletic contest official.
At his Sept. 1, 2009, sentencing, Slidell City Court Judge James “Jim” Lamz gave him 30 days in jail for beating up Red Sox coach Robert Johnson, 35, at the conclusion of the May 19, 2008, game, in full view of young players and parents.
The Yankees lost the game, moving their archrival Red Sox into first place for the close of the season.
During sentencing, Lamz said he suspected — “due to your huge muscular appearance” — that Chighizola likely was on steroids or other performance enhancing drugs. He ordered the coach regularly tested for substance abuse.
Chighizola tested positive for trenbolone metabolite, which is used by veterinarians on livestock to increase muscle growth and appetite, the records show. He also tested positive for stanozolol metabolite, which is often used along with other anabolic steroids and is known for increasing strength while not leading to excess weight gain.
The results were conducted by a California company,Â Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, and measured the balance between Chighizola’s testosterone and epitestosterone. If the ratio of testosterone in a person’s system is greater than six times the amount of epitestosterone, then it generally means that there are steroids in the person’s system.
In Chighizola’s case, that ratio equaled 86, the records show.
His private defense attorney, Tammy Nick, noted that Chighizola has been “a model probationer.”
“He hasn’t come up positive on steroids since that initial test,” she said. “He’s done everything. All his community service. He’s done everything he was asked to do.”
The 2008 battery occurred after players and coaches lined up, as customary, to shake hands after the final out was made. Chighizola walked away before reaching Johnson, an assistant coach for the Red Sox with whom Chighizola shared bad blood.
Johnson allegedly made a snide comment, and Chighizola bolted toward him, punching Johnson at least once in the face, according to most of the witnesses who testified at the trial.
The infield flush with parents and coaches, Chighizola ran back toward the Yankees dugout, grabbed a bat and started swinging. His wife jumped on his back, and he threw her off. No one was hit by the bat.
In a video of the on-field brawl, children can be heard crying. And Johnson’s son screamed, “Daddy! Daddy!” on his father’s bloody return to the dugout.