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Angling in the Deep
Join Date: Oct 2003
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Boxer Thomas Hearns accused of assaulting his son
Geeeez! Good move Tommy!
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Former boxing champion Thomas Hearns has been accused of striking his son during an argument and faces misdemeanor assault and battery charges.
Hearns was arraigned Monday and released on $10,000 personal bond. Magistrate Eugene Friedman also ordered Hearns not to have any contact with his son. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for Friday in 46th District Court.
Reached Tuesday at his home, Hearns declined comment to The Associated Press.
Police in the Detroit suburb of Southfield said they were called to Hearns' home by his wife at 6:45 p.m. Sunday on a report that Hearns had struck his 13-year-old son.
When they arrived, they found the teenager with a small cut and a bruise over one of his eyes, Detective John Harris said.
Hearns was arrested without incident and jailed until his arraignment Monday morning, Harris said.
Michigan law requires police to make an arrest if someone is injured in a domestic assault case, Harris said.
"We let the judge figure out the rest of it," he said.
Harris said Hearns asked his son to leave his brother's bedroom, but the boy either refused or didn't move quickly enough.
"I can't get into the details. The bottom line is it didn't happen," and the incident became physical, Harris said.
The brother was not home at the time, police said.
Hearns held WBA, WBC, WBU and IBO titles ranging from the welterweight to cruiserweight divisions between 1980 and 1999, and had memorable fights with Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Marvin Hagler.
Hearns began a comeback in July with an eight-round victory over lightly regarded John Long. After the match, Hearns said he was planning to fight for a long time.