Conway police say a Fort Smith Southside player was involved in a minor altercation following Friday night's Conway-Southside football game at John McConnell Stadium.
Police indicate the 17-year-old Southside player, whose name is being withheld, was walking toward the locker room when he and a fan, identified as a 50-year-old Conway resident, became involved in an argument.
A Conway High School administrator indicated that a fan passed by the player, and said "Welcome to Conway," and continued walking.
"I saw (the player) gesture to the fan to come here," an officer noted in the report. "The fan kept walking and (the player) yelled for the fan to come back.
After the fan walked back to the player, police said the player placed his head against the fan's forehead, and pushed him to the ground.
A Conway officer witnessed the altercation, and was met with resistance from the Southside player upon contact with him.
"(The player) turned toward me and pushed my arms away saying 'get off of me,'" the police report states. "(The player) stopped walking and once again I placed my hands on his chest and ordered him to leave the stadium and to return with the rest of his team.
"(The player) yelled 'get off of me' and pushed me in the chest."
The player was escorted out of the stadium by officers, and placed into handcuffs, but no arrests were made, police said.
Police said multiple Fort Smith fans gathered once the player was placed into handcuffs.
"I continued backing people up, mainly Fort Smith fans, that continued to yell and scream saying (the player) was just a child," an officer wrote in the report. "After a couple of minutes, the crowd finally began to leave."
Police also made contact with the fan who admitted to saying to the player, "Welcome to Conway."
Police advised the fan he should not have made the comment, to which the fan agreed.
"(The fan) went on to say he didn't know what (the player) wanted when he called him back, and he admitted he should have kept walking," an officer noted in the incident report.
Conway school officials advised the fan to not have any other contact with opposing players if attending future sporting events, and the fan agreed.
The player and his parents were made aware of the warrant process, even though the victim stated he did not wish to press charges, police said.