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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

An Augusta sports club is on a six month probationary period after they were cited for selling alcohol after hours 14 times.

Six months ago, Rashad Boynton died from his injuries after a brutal beating at the bar.

Tuesday Boynton's mother, Marry Fallen, appeared before commissioners and begged them to take action.

"I'm hurting," Fallen told commissioners. She told them she blames the death of her son on Pure Platinum's owners.

"I had a good kid he was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. They don't care about anyone at that club all they want to do is make money," she said.

She says Boynton was involved in a fight that started in the club in March. He was thrown outside and then beaten so badly that he couldn't recover from his injuries and died a week later, she said.

Fallen believes his death and the illegal after hour alcohol sales should be reason enough for commissioners to shut it down.

The owner of Pure Platinum, Tyrone Davis, isn't responding to any questions.

His attorneys say three off duty Richmond County deputies provide security in the parking lot in addition to other security officers inside the club.

Commissioners disagree about who has the responsibility of keeping club customers safe.

"I can't see how one man can run around knowing what everyone's doing then run the club as well," said district nine Commissioner Marion Williams.

"Somebody has dropped the ball. So I intend to find out who's responsible, what happened there," said Corey Johnson, the commissioner for district two.

The bar and restaurant has asked the commission to be classified as a bar only. That will happen if they pass their six month probation period. If they don't they could be closed for good.