According to a report from KMTV Omaha, former UFC fighter Houston Alexander forced his 16-year-old son to box him for lying to him about “having explicit sexual contact on Facebook with some unknown females.”
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 wasn’t arrested, but he was ticketed for misdemeanor child abuse.
While I’m not really sure I would call this “child abuse” in the strictest sense at least, I do kinda feel for his son. I’m sure it’s humiliating enough to have your parent catch you engaging in that kind of behavior, but then to have to go down to the basement to box with your dad as your punishment? That’s a little overboard and weird and not exactly befitting of the crime. Maybe Houston should have just threatened to tell his son a “story” about him and his mother instead (but not actually tell it, are you kidding me, that would be far too cruel). That definitely would have done the trick and got his mind out of the gutter for awhile.
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