A youth league soccer coach is suing former Mississippi Congressman Chip Pickering, a Republican who served 12 years in the U.S. House, after the men got into a fight during a
game a year ago.
Christopher Hester claims in the lawsuit that Pickering attacked him, and that he lost income and suffered permanent scarring and disfigurement. Pickering's attorney Mike Malouf says his client never received any demands for medical expenses. Pickering claimed after the 2009 fight that his son was being verbally abused.
Pickering and Hester had accused each other of simple assault, but agreed in court to have the complaints remanded to the files, according to AP.