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Video: High School Basketball Coach Headbutts Referee During Game

Video: High School Basketball Coach Headbutts Referee During Game

Chaos erupted on Tuesday night after a high school basketball coach appeared to headbutt the referee during a game.

Coach Jerry Devine of Neshaminy High School, identified by the Philadelphia Inquirer, was caught on video carrying out the assault in a moment of rage at courtside.

The short clip shows Devine approach one referee during the match against Pennsbury to argue about a call before turning to headbutt another.

Devine was then reportedly ejected from the gymnasium following the altercation.

You can check out the incident in the video below.

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The Neshaminy School District have confirmed today that the coach has been placed on administrative leave while the confrontation is reviewed.

In a statement on 6abc.com, a spokesperson for the school said: “Mr. Devine has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of that review for both his teaching and coaching positions.

“The athletic program at Neshaminy places the values of fair play and sportsmanlike conduct above all.

“We expect our coaches and staff to teach and uphold those principles, while acting in a professional manner at all times.”

Source: 6abc.com 

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