No Charges Filed Today Against Coach: DA

Monday, Apr 18, 2011  |  Updated 11:50 AM PDT
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Youth Football Coach in Pain After Attack: Mom

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Youth Football Coach in Pain After Attack: Mom

Teal Cannon, Mark Cannon's mother, talks about the confrontation that has put her 32-year old son in the hospital with a head injury.
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The District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges Monday against a San Diego youth football coach arrested for assaulting a rival coach after a game.

Saivaauli "Coach Sa" Savaiinea, 32, was scheduled to be arraigned at 1.30 p.m. at the San Diego County Courthouse.

"We're declining to file at this time," said Steve Walker, a spokesperson for the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.

Savaiinea was arrested for felony battery after police said he punched and Eastlake Panthers coach kicked Mark Cannon, 32, after a game at Lincoln High School April 9. Read more

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