No Charges Filed Today Against Coach: DA

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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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