SMH! College Player Intentionally Trips Ref Then Acts Like He Didn’t Do It
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Plays don’t get more SMH worthy than this one from Oregon State player Jarmal Reid. With the game tied up at 52 a piece against Utah, a frustrated Ried intentionally tripped referee Tommy Nunez since he didn’t get a foul call on his trip to the floor. Nunez quickly jumped up and ejected the surprised looking Reid, who later told his coach he “swore he didn’t do anything.”
“It was obviously a fortuitous deal for us,” Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said. “Not a great break for them. It’s unfortunate that was part of the game.”
Utah would go on to win 59-53.
“I will have to review and discuss the entire play with Jarmal,” Oregon State Coach Wayne Tinkle said. “Obviously, we don’t — ever — want to shed a negative light on our program or university or conduct ourselves in any manner other than first class, on or off the court.”
GETTING PHYSICAL WITH REFS
Reid’s unacceptable contact with a ref comes just 1 week after a video of a high school coach headbutting a ref went viral.
And the video is just 1 of way too many videos of players, coaches and obnoxious parents getting carried away about a game they don’t get paid a penny to play, coach or watch but risk suspensions, expulsions, fines, firings and even possible jail time for their childish behavior.