HIV-positive player kicked out of rec basketball league
A 21-year-old player on a Kissammee Parks and Recreations basketball team was told he could not participate in the league. A part-time recreation leader confronted Dakota Basinger mid-game, asking if he was HIV-positive. When Basinger replied that he is, the employee then told him he was not permitted to continue the game or play in the league.
A spokesperson for the city’s Parks and recreation department stated that the worker had specifically been told not to approach Basinger and did so without supervisor approval.
Should players with HIV / AIDS be allowed to participate in youth sports leagues? Find out in our article Read our article HIV in Youth Sports.