Flau'jae Johnson's Brother Arrested After Jumping Onto Basketball Court During LSU-South Carolina Skirmish

Flau’jae Johnson’s Brother Arrested After Jumping Onto Basketball Court During LSU-South Carolina Skirmish

During the confrontation between members of the women’s Louisiana State University and University of South Carolina basketball teams, a spectator, who is the brother of one of the players involved, was arrested after he jumped onto the basketball court to defend his sister.

According to Greenville News, the brother of LSU‘s Flau’jae Johnson, identified as 24-year-old Trayron Milton, has been charged by the Greenville Police Department with assault and battery, third-degree, and disorderly conduct. Milton was seen making his way to the court in the fourth quarter of the SEC (Southeastern Conference) Women’s Basketball Tournament Finals.

The altercation started with just two minutes remaining in the game. Flau’jae Johnson shoved South Carolina guard Ashlyn Watkins after she taunted her after Johnson committed a foul. When the 5’10” Johnson struck Watkins, Kamilla Cardoso, who stands at 6’7″ pushed Johnson to the ground, causing both teams to react and leave their respective benches. This is when Milton jumped over the scorer’s table to defend his sister. He was later escorted out in handcuffs for intervening when he leaped to the floor.

Greenville police stated that Milton made contact with an SEC employee’s head at the scorer’s table and was escorted from the venue by police officers at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

“To get over the table, Milton came from behind the table, pushed down on the victim’s head, and stepped on her shoulders to jump over,” GPD spokesperson Diana Munoz said. “Two other spectators jumped over the wall but did not reach the court because officers stopped them.”

Milton was booked at the Greenville County Detention Center on Sunday, March 10. His bond was set at $1,087.50, which he posted on Monday, March 11.

NBC Miami reports that each charge carries a potential punishment of 30 days in jail, a fine, or both.

The undefeated South Carlina Gamecocks won the contest 79-72, winning the SEC Women’s Basketball Championship. The team is expected to hold a number one slot for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

Flau’jae Johnson’s Brother Arrested After Jumping Onto Basketball Court During LSU-South Carolina Skirmish

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