Father In Mass. Ran Fight Club For Son James Dexter Says He Supervised Fights, Intervened When Someone Was Clearly Losing
NEWBURY, Mass. (CBS) ―
A father who helped his son set up an ultimate fighting club in his home may face serious charges.
James Dexter of Newbury admits 15 to 20 high schoolers gathered to fight in his living room, but he says it was just a sport.
"We had moved all the furniture to one side, and put a cushion on the wall. I set rules that they couldn't be using their elbows, their knees, and they couldn't lift them up off the ground and slam them to the floor," said Dexter.
He said his 16-year-old son had been planning to hold the fights in a nearby field, when Dexter intervened and said they had to do it under his supervision.
"I was standing there and if one kid was losing obviously, I broke it up right away rather than letting them get extra hits on him."
The kids wore fingerless boxing gloves and mouth guards, and fought in the style of the popular Ultimate Fighting Club.
"It's a hobby of mine," said Dexter. "We enjoy it. It's a sport."
Dexter faces four counts of reckless endangerment of a child, but a judge is giving him a chance to clear his record.
He's on probation for two years, during which he can not have anyone under 18 in his home.
As long as he obeys the conditions, the charges will be dropped.
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