NAL Incident Report Regarding Week 13

Official Statement from Commissioner Chris Siegfried

ATLANTA, GA - The National Arena League would like to address an altercation that occurred during the Jacksonville Sharks and San Antonio Gunslingers Saturday night game in the Freeman Coliseum on July 16. The incident that took place involved a player from the Jacksonville Sharks and a National Arena League Official who both were in the field of play. It is an unfortunate situation but as a premier league in the sport occurrences like these will always be addressed at the league level regardless of the circumstances. 

“We are saddened by the action of a veteran player during the last minute of the game this past weekend.  Being a standout player in the National Arena League for many years he should know better, this type of hit on a defenseless official will not be tolerated. Disciplinary action has been taken.   I have talked with our official, Mr. Gary Vaught, and thankfully he is going to be ok.” Said Commissioner Chris Siegfried.  

As a result of multiple days of investigations the league has made the decision to suspend the athlete involved indefinitely. This week the league will play the final regular season games as it prepares for the 2022 NAL Playoffs featuring its top four teams to battle for a spot in the 2022 NAL Championship. 


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