The coach and sister of the girl accused of starting a fight between high school drill team dancers said video of the incident is misleading.
Karrington Wright said there was no hit to the back of the head by her 13-year-old sister, who danced for the James Madison Trojanettes.
The alleged hit to the head triggered a brawl between the Trojanettes and Wilmer Hutchins Blue Bells in a post-game dance-off gone wrong last Friday.
“I was right there. I know what happened. So she didn't hit her,” Wright said, adding that the motion of the Wilmer Hutchins dance team member’s hands show that she was never actually struck.
“She's not that kind of person,” Wright said of her sister. “She's never had a fight. She's a baby.”
Wright also said her younger sister got a busted lip and had her hair badly pulled.
The mother of the 15-year-old on the Wilmer Hutchins drill team told FOX4 on Tuesday it wasn't just the hit -- but the disrespect of violating her daughter's personal space that inflamed tensions. Wright said the incident was never personal.
Wright said she tried to break up the fight, but she was unable to calm things down.
The principal of Madison High School has told wright she’s no longer the coach of the Trojanettes. Wright’s younger sister has also been kicked off the drill team.
Neither drill team will be allowed to perform at their respective football games on Friday.