It’s now official. No criminal charges will be filed in the Sarasota Toughman competition that resulted in the death of Stacy Young, a 30-year-old mother of two. Sarasota Police determined that the “fight’s” promoter didn’t break any laws, and the over-matched, under-conditioned Young was a willing participant.
What almost anyone else could have determined was this: these are the Stupidman competitions.
The Young family, including the widower who preceded his wife into the ring — and was knocked out — and then encouraged her to follow suit, retained counsel. What they really should have retained was some sense.
A husband is now without his wife and two young girls are without their mom. Loopholes and poor supervision likely contibuted. But stupidity caused it.