Bay area moms fight over football game
Dunedin, FL – It all started Saturday night and ended with one mother behind bars.
Deputies say something started in the stands between two mothers of players on different teams.
“It had nothing to do with them personally, or any issues that happened in the stands. It was about the game’s score,” said Sergeant Tom Nestor with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Once parents poured into the parking lot, the bickering became a brawl.
Deputies say a group surrounded one mother and the other mother, Chrishona Burrowes, 30, of Clearwater threw the first punch and then a kick to the ribs.
The two women went at it until Miranda Gregory, 30, of St. Petersburg wound up in the hospital with a split lip and an eye swollen shut.
Deputies arrested Burrowes on a felony charge of Aggravated Battery.
The kick turned out to be telling to deputies because they say they took the victim’s shirt into evidence because it had a clear footprint from a Nike Shock sneaker that happens to be the same kind of shoe Burrowes was wearing.
“That’s not good, not at all,” said Karen Vance of Clearwater, who was watching her 5-year-old daughter cheer at a Pee Wee flag football game at the same Dunedin field Monday night.
Coach and parent Luis Torro agreed when he said, “It shouldn’t have never went that far.”
These parents say they’d be shocked to see that at their flag football games, but not so much at the older kids’ full contact games.
“Sometimes it does get pretty intense,” said Torro.
Vance admitted, “I could probably see that. It gets to be very competitive.”
Burrowes’ family told 10 News it was a racial slur that sparked the fight. Deputies have not confirmed that.