The Utah soccer referee who a teenage goalie punched during a game has died, news sources reported.
Ricardo Portillo, 46, died Saturday after spending a week in a coma, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Authorities arrested an unidentified 17-year-old on suspicion of aggravated assault, CBS News reported. Additional charges since Portillo's death have not been filed.
The incident occurred after Portillo issued a yellow card--a minor penalty--to the goalie for pushing a player on the opposing team, CBS reported. Portillo was taking down information about the infraction when the teen punched him in the head.
Portillo began to feel dizzy, the Salt Lake Tribune reported, so he sat down. Then he vomited blood.
When authorities arrived at, the teen was gone and Portillo was curled up in a fetal position, CBS reported. EMTs took Portillo to Intermountain Medical Center, where he slipped into a coma with swelling on his brain.
The teenager's father brought him to speak with police after the search for the goalie intensified, CBS reported. He is being held in a juvenile detention center.