There were varying accounts about whether the teenager was pushed or tripped during the argument. The Clark County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday that due to the different accounts, no charges would be filed in the case.
Hutson said the incident began when her child and the umpire’s little brother got into a conflict off the field. She attempted to confront the umpire about the situation.
After a heated conversation, an assistant coach attempted to separate her and the umpire, she said.
“He was trying to protect me as the umpire was shouting inappropriately and charging me,” Hutson wrote.
“I will not hide the fact that I continued to shout inappropriately right back,” Hutson said. “The only thing the coaches were attempting to do, was get the umpire to take his money and leave. As the assistant coach had his hands up the umpire was walking backwards. If you look outside the dugout there is a cement block. At that time the umpire tripped. I assure you he was never shoved. I don’t care what people think they saw. If they say anything other than him tripping … they are wrong. But, from different viewpoints I can see how that may have interpreted a shove.”
That umpire, Dustin Massie, told this news organization that he was pushed to the ground.
“I kept telling her to be quiet,” Massie said. “And he was standing between us when I finally told her to shut up like in a mean way because she wasn’t listening, he went ahead and shoved me onto the ground.”
Regardless, Hutson said she hopes the organization can move on and the kids can get on with playing baseball and softball.
“I am in no way justifying the way I behaved,” Hutson said. “I am not only apologetic to the association but the entire district.
I am asking the county board, umpire associations, School district, Possum Association, and every association in the league to hold me responsible and solely me.”