Ex-Holy Family B-Ball Player Arrested

Man who was shoved to the ground by his coach is arrested for allegedly stealing beer at CBP

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    The former player, best known for being pushed by his coach, was arrested at the Phillies game on Wednesday. (Published Thursday, Apr 7, 2011)

    A former college basketball player who was shoved to the ground in a videotaped incident that led to his coach's resignation faces a felony theft charge after police say he swiped two beverages from a concession stand during a Phillies game.

    Police say 20-year-old Matthew Kravchuk swiped the drinks worth $15 from a Citizens Bank Park concession stand during Wednesday night's Phillies-Mets game. Authorities say Kravchuk faces a felony charge because of prior offenses.

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    Kravchuk left the basketball team at Holy Family University and sought criminal charges against his former coach over a shoving incident involving a rebounding drill during practice. Prosecutors declined to file charges.

    Coach John O'Connor resigned before the last game of the season.