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Football Coach Fired After 19-Year-Old Suits Up For Youth Team

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS/AP) — The founder of a Rhode Island youth football team says its season is ending early after the coach put a man into a game against 13- and 14-year-old players.

Capital City Buccaneers founder Alexandra Diaz says she had stepped away from the Sunday game in Scituate when the coach let the young man, believed to be 19 years old, take part in several plays before getting kicked out.

Parents spotted the man suit up on the sideline.

Diaz says the coach took full responsibility and has been fired. She says the varsity team has been stripped of the remainder of their season.

"I'm embarrassed. I feel disrespected. I feel there's no words that can explain how I feel," Diaz told WPRI in Rhode Island.

The 19-year-old is believed to be the older brother of one of a Buccaneers player.

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