Skylar Diggins was in town for a special honor, but ended up in the middle of an ugly brawl between two high school teams in Indiana.
The second-year player for the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock was watching a game between Washington High School, her alma mater, against Oregon-Davis when a scrum broke out. Leni Minix, a player for Oregon-Davis, pushed one of her opponents after the whistle. The Washington High School player responded with a punch that sent Minix sprawling out to the floor, prompting coaches and fans to rush onto the court.
Tempers remained heated, and at least one of the fans said it was Skylar Diggins who fueled the brawl. Kelsey Minix, a former Oregon-Davis player and Lexi’s cousin, took to Twitter to point fingers at Skylar.
“She was yelling the F bomb and profanity at the opposing team’s players/coaches/fans,” Kelsey wrote.
Kelsey added more about the incident, responding to another fan by writing, “I didn’t blame her for anything. No, she didn’t throw the punch. But yes she did yell “F*** you” at our players/coaches/fans.
Skylar Diggins didn’t give much of her side of the story, but did admit that she was defending family members.
I stick up for my family at ALL times…..UNAPOLOGETICALLY!
— Skylar Diggins (@SkyDigg4) December 29, 2013
The incident seems a blip in an otherwise excellent year for Diggins. After being picked No. 3 in the WNBA draft by the Tulsa Shock, she earned her way onto the All-Rookie Team.
Skylar Diggins has been involved in charitable efforts as well, showing up to McLain High School earlier this year to donate 14 pairs of sneakers to players.