NEW YORK (AP) – The parents of a Florida man who died after being hit by an assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University said Friday they did not accept the coach’s condolences.
Bob and Donna Kent told NBC Today that coach Jameel Jones had to try to save their son Sandor Sabo’s life after hitting him early Sunday: “If you’re such a good father, son, husband, why not try? take him to the hospital and see if you can save his life? Bob Kent said.
Police say Sabo knocked on the window of Jones’ SUV, apparently thinking it was his Uber.
A person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press that Sabo, possibly drunk, knocked on the car windows before Jones allegedly bumped into him. This man spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to speak in public.
Police say Jones got out, hit Sabo, and rushed off. Sabo fell and hit his head. He never regained consciousness, and on Tuesday he was disconnected from the life support apparatus. Condolences “too late”
Bob and Donna Kent told NBC Today that coach Jameel Jones had to try to save their son Sandor Sabo’s life after hitting him early Sunday morning.
“If you’re a good father, son, husband, why not try to take him to the hospital and see if you can save his life?” Bob Kent said …
On Friday, the city forensic expert said that Szabo’s death was caused by a blunt blow to the head.
Jones, 35, from Kernersville, North Carolina, reported to police on Thursday and was charged with the crime. His next appearance in court is scheduled for October 2.
Jones’ attorney, Alain Massena, told AP that the death was “a tragic accident and Mr. Jones and his family offer their deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Sabo family.”
Donna Kent told Today: “I’m sorry, but your condolences are too late.”
Sabo, also 35, came from Boca Raton, Florida, where he lived with his brother.
Sabo was vice president of sales for What If Media Group, a digital media company based in Fort Lee, NJ.