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Mike Haywood Enters Court Diversion Program

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(Photo Credit: St. Joseph County Jail/KDKA)

(Photo Credit: St. Joseph County Jail/KDKA)

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (KDKA/AP) — Former Pitt Panther head coach Mike Haywood has entered a court diversion program stemming from his domestic battery charge.

Haywood appeared in court on Friday and admitted to grabbing the 38-year-old mother of his son. After court, the county prosecutor said the victim wanted the diversion program.

The deal Haywood agreed to requires him to have a psychological evaluation and perform 60 hours of community service. If he honors the deal, all charges will be dismissed after one year.

Haywood was hired by Pitt to replace Dave Wannstedt, but his tenure only lasted for about two weeks. After reports surfaced that Haywood was arrested for domestic abuse, Pitt fired him and immediately started another search that lead them to Todd Graham.

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