Former UFC light heavyweight Houston Alexander was recently ticketed for forcing his 16-year-old son to box with him. He was apparently upset about his son's actions on Facebook. KMTV Omaha has the story:
Police reports say officers were called to a home near 44th and Maple for a domestic disturbance. The older Alexander told them he was having trouble with his teen son, who was "having explicit sexual contact on Facebook with some unknown females." The 16-year-old reportedly lied and "made him very upset."
According to police reports, "Alexander then retrieved boxing gloves and told his son, 'If you are going to lie to me, then we are going to box.'" The two reportedly boxed in the basement. Officers describe the teen as having a "slight bloody nose and pain to his right side."
Alexander was cited for misdemeanor child abuse.
I didn't know you could just get a ticket for what is deemed child abuse, but that seems to be the case in Nebraska. The 39-year-old Alexander most recently fought in October, where he was knocked out by Steve Bosse in Montreal.