The mother who advised her daughter to assault her opponent throughout a youth basketball sport final 12 months has been pressured to cough up greater than $9,000 in restitution to the teenager sufferer … after agreeing to enter a diversion program, TMZ Sports activities has realized.
Again in November, Tira Hunt was heard on video telling her daughter — whose father is ex-NBA participant Corey Benjamin — to go after a rival participant following an on-court collision in Backyard Grove, CA.
The sufferer’s mom went to cops over the violent incident … and in December, Hunt was hit with two misdemeanor counts — contributing to the delinquency of a minor and battery.
Hunt was dealing with as much as one 12 months in jail if convicted … however on Wednesday, an Orange County Superior Court docket decide authorised a diversion program that has a laundry listing of situations.
Amongst Hunt’s necessities embody the $9k cost, written apologies to the sufferer, her dad and mom and the 2 basketball groups concerned, and anger administration courses earlier than returning to basketball video games. On high of that, Hunt has been pressured to avoid the sufferer.
Benjamin apologized for his daughter’s actions following the incident … saying that was not how he raised her.
“To the younger woman who was punched by my daughter throughout a youth basketball sport, I sincerely apologize to you and I’m praying to your full therapeutic each bodily and emotionally,” he mentioned.