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A Kentucky high school basketball player and his father took serious exception to their coach for jeopardizing hoop dreams to play in the pros.

Both Demetrius Franklin, 48, and Daelyn Franklin, 18, were arrested yesterday, January 27 for allegedly pummeling Tony Williams because the younger Franklin didn’t get enough minutes.


The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a father and son who they say attacked a man after a basketball game at Trinity High School on Saturday.

Demetrius Franklin, 48, and Daelyn Franklin, 18, were arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say that on Saturday, the pair approached the victim, who is a basketball coach at Doss High School, in a hallway at Trinity High School, located on Shelbyville Road in Saint Matthews. Police say the men hit the coach multiple times with closed fists.

Investigators say the victim was hit in the head. Official records also state that the victim was “knocked sideways and out the of door of the building.” The report also states the victim suffered injuries to the side of his head, left side of his face, neck and lower back.

Witnesses to the incident detained both men until police arrived.

Police records state that Daelyn Franklin is a student at Doss and a member of the basketball team. Officials say the incident began because both Demetrius Franklin and his son were upset about incidents that happened during the game.

Both men have been charged with assault.

Williams told investigators that he smelled alcohol on the older Franklin’s breath. Go figure. Sharing a jail cell is the worst example of father/son bonding.

A picture of Williams can be found on the next page.

H/T: Yardbarker

Photos: WDRB

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