Punishment Announced For Mother In Youth Basketball Fight
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The mother who told her daughter to punch an opposing player during a youth basketball game has been forced to pay $9,000 to the teenage victim, according to TMZ Sports.
The incident was captured on video in November 2021. Tira Hunt told her daughter-
Whose father is former NBA player Corey Benjamin - to go after the rival player.
The 15-year-old delivered a brutal sucker punch.
The victim's mother had gone to the Garden Grove Police Department to make the allegations.
In December 2021, Hunt was struck with two felony counts: a minor and contributing to the felony of battery.
Hunt was facing up to a year in prison if convicted, but an Orange County Superior Court judge approved a diversion program under several conditions.
In addition to paying $9,000,
Hunt must issue a written apology to the victim, her parents and the two basketball teams involved.
She also needs to go through anger management classes before her daughters can return to basketball games.
Former Chicago Bulls guard Benjamin has already issued an apology for his daughter's behavior.
"To the young woman who was punched by my daughter during a youth basketball game,
I sincerely apologize to you and I am praying for your full physical and emotional recovery."