Mike Haywood enters court program

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Fired Pitt football coach Mike Haywood entered a court diversion program in Indiana for the domestic battery charge that led to the loss of his job after only 2 1/2 weeks.

Haywood, 46, was charged with a Dec. 31 attack on his son's 38-year-old mother at Haywood's home in Clay Township, Ind. Haywood was coach at Miami of Ohio and an ex-offensive coordinator at Notre Dame when Pitt hired him.

He appeared in court Friday in South Bend and admitted grabbing her.

St. Joseph County prosecutor Michael Dvorak said the victim wanted the diversion.

The deal requires Haywood to have a psychological evaluation and perform 60 hours of community service. Judge Jane Woodward Miller said the charge will be dismissed in a year if Haywood honors the deal.


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