Reader Poll Results:

In the Feb. 28 edition, we asked readers to head to our website, to participate in a reader poll. The poll asked: “Does Pennsylvania have a law on the books supporting sports officials when it comes to assault?”

The response was: YES – 61%, NO – 39%.

The correct answer is yes. Pennsylvania does have a “Sports Officials Assault” law. An assault of a Pennsylvania sports official is a misdemeanor of the first degree. The Pennsylvania law also includes athletic administrators, such as principals and athletic directors.