Memphis mom kicks son in face over Gatorade

Nicole Wright
Nicole Wright

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis mom was charged with child abuse after a witness told officers she kicked her son in the face because he was drinking a Gatorade.

Nicole Wright was at her son's practice at Memphis Athletic Ministries Monday and spotted the boy with a Gatorade, according to court records. The boy reportedly told his mother that a coach gave him the sports drink. However, when she asked the coach, he denied giving the boy the Gatorade.

That's when the coach says she punched the boy in the face, threw him to the ground and kicked him in the head and neck.

The child sustained bruises and was taken to Le Bonheur for treatment.

When questioned about the abuse, Wright admitted she had attacked her son, court papers say.

Wright has been charged with child abuse and is being held on $1,000 bond.

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