Minnesota Dad Accused of Punching Son in the Face Over Basketball Loss

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Tim Tebow would not approve of this one bit.

Parents and onlookers in Lakeville, Minn., were aghast after 52-year-old Steven Wilson was arrested and charged with fifth-degree domestic assault after he reportedly GRABBED HIS SON AND PUNCHED HIM in the face after a loss at basketball.

Witnesses reported seeing Wilson and his eighth-grade son, whose name was not released, walking down the hall at Lakeville South (Minn.) High when the dad grabbed the child with one arm and began punching him in the face with the other.

Steven Wilson Mugshot

Nearby parents had to physically intervene before the altercation was broken up.

After calling local police to the scene, Steven Wilson was arrested and spent the night in jail before posting $10,000 to get out without conditions.

Wilson's son didn't require medical attention, fortunately.

"This assault is an example of particularly disturbing adult behavior on so many different levels," Lakeville Police Chief Tom Vomhoff told KARE-11.

"Parents attending youth sports events have such a great opportunity to be a positive role model for kids, and that is clearly not what happened here."

It is unclear what specifically set him off, but parents attending the game told Fox 9 they hoped Wilson would be banned from games in the future.

If charged, he faces a $3,000 fine and up to 90 days in jail.

Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, of course, but with so many parents witnessing the altercation, it doesn't look good for Wilson.

"It breaks your heart," onlooker Tara Falteysek told Fox 9. "I can't imagine how that young boy feels, that dad would do that to him - and in front of friends."

Wilson is expected to be in court next month to face these charges. It the meantime, he should consider seeking help. Guy is obviously not right.