Corey Benjamin had an unremarkable NBA career, playing four years with the Bulls and Hawks and averaging 5.5 points a game.
The 43-year old's 15-year-old daughter is doing remarkable things on the court -- but not in a good way.
In a recent basketball tournament, the young baller sucker-punched not one but two other girls in separate games.
"This is not how I raised my daughter."— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) November 12, 2021
Former NBA player #CoreyBenjamin breaks his silence after his daughter is seen #suckerpunching another girl. Now a second video emerges showing his daughter attacking other girls. The new video - At 11 from ABC7. https://t.co/xKNCjQK5le pic.twitter.com/plnsExrhB0
She's been suspended from playing, her mom has been banned from local tournaments and one of her victims, who was concussed, has filed a police report.
Benjamin has apologized for his daughter's behavior.
"This is not how I raised my daughter," a statement from Benjamin said. "To the young lady who was punched by my daughter during a youth basketball game, I sincerely apologize to you and I am praying for your complete healing both physically and emotionally. To her family, I deeply apologize and regret that this happened to your daughter as she did not deserve this to happen to her. Finally, I apologize to all of those who have been impacted and hurt by the actions of my daughter as well as those of her mother. I am here for your family and wish only the best for you. As a father, I'm shocked and disappointed at my daughter's behavior as this is not a reflection of the values and standards that my family holds. Nor does it exemplify the values, character and spirit of sportsmanship that the game of basketball requires. My daughter made a mistake. One that she will need to make right. I am committed to getting my daughter any help she may need and support her in taking accountability for her conduct."