Cameroon National Basketball Coach Arrested for Beating Son

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Buffalo police say a basketball coach who led the Cameroon national team in the Olympic qualifying tournament last year has been arrested on charges of beating his 4-year-old son with a belt.

Lazare Adingono is an assistant men's coach at Canisius College.
His biography says he was Cameroon's head coach for Olympic
qualifying last summer.

Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge says Adingono
(ah-DING-goh-noh) was arrested Feb. 10 on a felony charge of
second-degree assault and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a
child. The Erie County district attorney's office is investigating.

Canisius spokeswoman Ellen Conley declined comment, except to
say the school is aware of Adingono's arrest. He remains on the
coaching staff.

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