Updated:DULUTH, Ga. —
A fight between parents at a youth baseball game landed the team’s head coach and a mom in jail.
Cellphone footage shows the incident began as a heated argument between two women, then escalated when the coach got involved.
The fight happened at Shorty Howell Park in Duluth. From the footage, it is not clear who started the fight, but Blas Mijos said it unfolded right in front of him.
“She was definitely drunk. They should have kicked her out the first time,” Mijos said.
Mijos is talking about Lindsey Collins, a mom of one of the players and the wife of the head coach.
The video shows Travis Hughes jumping a fence. He said he was trying to protect his wife.
“Automatically made me want to protect my family and separate the situation,” Hughes told Channel 2’s Liz Artz.
Police were called and Hughes and Collins were both arrested and jailed on disorderly conduct charges. Both deny drinking and said the fight began when the other mom called the kids names.
“It was to do with their team bullying our kids,” Collins said.
Witnesses told Artz that Collins spit on the other mother and that’s when the fight escalated.
“I did not retaliate. I did not hit back. I did not say anything,” Collins said. She also denied spitting on anyone.