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June 13, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Dartmouth assistant coach placed on paid leave for press box incident

Defense quality control coach Dion King has been placed on paid administrative leave after he punched a hole through a window in the press box during last Saturday's football game at Harvard Stadium against Harvard University, according to an email statement from director of varsity communications Rick Bender.

King punched a hole in the window during the second quarter of the game when Harvard recovered a muffed Dartmouth punt, eventually resulting in a touchdown for Harvard that cut into Dartmouth’s then-14-point lead. The Washington Post reported that a fan sitting below the window sustained a laceration to the neck from the falling broken glass.

The Valley News reported that Bender said police arrived in the press box to speak with King following the incident, but did not arrest or cite him. However, stadium security escorted King outside of Harvard Stadium.