Video: Basketball coach appears to head-butt referee during game
Pennsylvania high school basketball coach put on administrative leave after appearing to head-butt a referee during a game
Published 07/01/2016 | 09:00
A Pennsylvania high school basketball coach who apparently head-butted a referee during a game has been put on leave.
Videos posted online show Neshaminy High School boys basketball coach Jerry Devine confronting a referee on Tuesday after he disagreed with a foul call.
The team was trailing Pennsbury High School 46-42 with less than 40 seconds left in the game.
As Mr Devine charges onto the court, another referee approaches him and the coach appears to head-butt the referee, knocking him to the floor.
Mr Devine was ejected from the game.
The school district says in a statement on Wednesday that the coach, who also teaches algebra and history, has been placed on administrative leave pending a review of the incident.
Pennsbury won the game 49-42.