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Fundraiser Planned For Family Of Slain Soccer Ref John Bieniewicz

A fundraiser is planned for the family of a Detroit-area referee who died after being punched by a player during a recreational soccer game this summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2014

Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

Trial Ordered For Dearborn Man In Murder Of Soccer Referee

Bassel Saad, who allegedly killed an adult league soccer referee with a punch to his neck, has been bound over for trial.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2014

Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

Man Charged With Killing Referee Faces Key Hearing

A Detroit-area soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch faces a key hearing on a second-degree murder charge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/30/2014

Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad is seen at left, as his attorney, Ali Hammoud, speaks at the podium in Livonia District Court. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

$1 Million Bond Will Not Be Reduced For Man Charged With Killing Soccer Referee, Judge Rules

A metro Detroit soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch to the neck appeared in court for an arraignment Thursday.

CBS Detroit–07/10/2014

Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

Dearborn Man Charged With Murder In Death Of Referee During Adult Soccer Game

A Dearborn man has been charged with second degree murder in the death of an adult-league soccer referee.

CBS Detroit–07/09/2014

Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

Witness Says Man Ran Off After Punching Soccer Ref Who Later Died

Listen to the 911 call…

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2014

Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

Hospital: Referee Punched During Adult-League Soccer Game Dies

A hospital and a longtime friend say a man who was punched while refereeing an adult-league soccer match has died.

CBS Detroit–07/01/2014

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Soccer Referee Punched By Player In Utah Dies

Police have accused a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league of punching a ref after the man called a foul on him.

97.1 The Ticket–05/05/2013

BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER 27: Referees confer during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 27, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 23-16. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Cheers As NFL Refs Return: ‘It’s Good To Be Back’

Referee Gene Steratore turned on his microphone to greet the captains of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens for the pre-game coin toss Thursday night.

97.1 The Ticket–09/28/2012

DETROIT - DECEMBER 05: Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz argues an Unnecessary Roughness call on Ndamukong Suh #90 by NFL referee Ed Hochuli #85 during the fourth quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 5, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bears defeated the Lions 24-20. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Regular Refs To Work Thursday Game After Agreement

The NFL’s regular officiating crews are back. Their return couldn’t have come soon enough for many players, coaches and fans.

97.1 The Ticket–09/27/2012



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