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LaMelo Ball sued for allegedly driving over 11-year-old child’s foot

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Dec 23, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (1) reacts against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half at Crypto.com Arena. The Hornets defeated the Lakers 134-130. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets have been sued by the mother of a boy whose foot was allegedly driven over and broken by Ball.

WSOC-TV in Charlotte shared a report on Tuesday about the lawsuit Ball is facing. Tamaria McRae, the mother of Hornets fan Angell Joseph, is suing Ball and the Hornets over what she says happened to her son in October.

McRae and her son, who is 12 years old now but was 11 at the time, attended the Hornets’ annual Purple and Teal Day on October 7, 2023. She says they were waiting outside the Spectrum Arena in Charlotte in hopes of receiving an autograph from Ball. She says fans had hung out outside the arena and going up to players as they left.

According to McRae, Ball did not sign any autographs and sped away, running over Joseph’s foot in the process. Joseph suffered a broken foot as a result.

McRae says a police report regarding the incident was missing information such as Ball’s name and insurance.

McRae is also suing the Hornets because she feels the team failed to adequately protect fans who would be trying to get close to players.

This is not the first time Ball has made headlines due to his driving. Last year a video compilation of Ball’s reckless driving on his way out of the Spectrum Center went viral. The video has no bearing on whether or not Ball is guilty of the accusation, but it certainly did not help the public perception of his driving.

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