The attorneys of national U-23 representative Kyle Butler and Phoenix Football Academy owner, Craig Butler, have agreed to more time for mediation as the parties failed to reach an agreement during the first court-appointed period.
The pair returned to face the court on Thursday after being sent to mediation when the case was first referred to Senior Parish Judge, Cole Montaque, in December. The attorneys, however, reported that a compromise had yet to be reached but instead of heading to trial have asked for more time to attempt to resolve the issue.
Both men filed assault charges against each other, relating to an incident that occurred during a training session at the Mona High School in November of last year. The event came to light after the younger Butler posted photos of injuries he allegedly received from the incident to social media platforms. He went on to accuse his father of longstanding abuse.
In response, however, the senior Butler strongly denied the allegations related to both causing the injuries or long-term abuse of his son. Craig Butler is being represented by Christopher Townsend, while Kyle is represented by Donahue Martin. Craig is also the adoptive father of Bayer Leverkusen winger and Jamaica international Leon Bailey.