A Cincinnati girls basketball coach has been apprehended following an altercation that took place during a game last month, as stated by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
On August 14, Cincinnati girls basketball coach Laquita Carter, who coaches the Cincinnati Indians Elite, was arrested and is presently detained at the Hamilton County Justice Center, awaiting extradition on charges of felony criminal confinement and felony battery.
Detectives stated that Carter proceeded to assault and pursue the referee, tackling her and attempting to kick her in the head.
Carter later spoke to WTHR, a sister station, in the following days.
“Events like this should not transpire. Naturally, I feel deeply sorry for what unfolded,” she remarked. “It certainly should never have escalated to the point where the referee was attacked.”
Local officials conveyed their disappointment, although they were not surprised by the outbreak of violence.
Campbell called for sports programs to establish a code of conduct for parents and fans.
Campbell urged the attacked referee to reach out to him if she requires support, noting that referees are often not covered by insurance if the game is not affiliated with a high school athletic conference.