NC State was one of several schools to recruit Davis, who has been nothing but a kind and upstanding citizen to us here. Davis has always been open and cooperative with the media too.
Davis had fouled out with 2:57 remaining in regulation with Christ the King leading 50-48.
Christ The King is scheduled to play St. Dom's of Long Island this Thursday for the right to match up again with Rice High School. The winner then goes to the New York State playoffs in Glen Falls, N.Y. According to the Post report, sources allege Davis' father also was involved in the abuse. CHSAA President Ray Nash handed down the punishment, according to the Post.
The Post also points out that Davis' mother, Regina, stated she overheard a conversation by Bennett who criticized her son at a game between CTK and Molloy. According to the Post, Bennett apologized.
The Davis family denies any verbal abuse.
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The referee insists the call that took Davis out of the game was a good one - but the teen's family charged Bennett has it out for the high school hoops star.
"His mother, Regina Davis, said that at a game last month, she overheard Bennett complaining that her son got favorable treatment from referees and didn't deserve a scholarship to North Carolina State.
"Finally, I tapped him on the shoulder and asked him why he was hating on my son," said Regina Davis, adding that Warren Davis was present.
"[Bennett] left saying that it was his opinion and his opinion mattered when he was on the court," she said.
Bennett denied having any confrontation with the family prior to yesterday. He refused to comment further and referred all further questions to the CHSAA."
Mike Sullivan contributed to this report