Indoor Football Coach Attacks Opposing Running Back, Gets Suspended for the Season (Video)
Apparently, Lincoln Haymakers coach Dave Brumagen subscribes to the Woody Hayes philosophy of coaching football.
Hayes, of course, is the legendary Ohio State coach who led the Buckeyes to five National Championships and 13 Big Ten titles, then got fired tout de suite after he hit an opposing player in plain view of the TV cameras at the 1978 Gator Bowl. And obviously, I say that Brugmen must be a follower of his because now he, too, has gotten into hot water over an on-field assault of an opposing player.
Of course, the Champions Professional Indoor Football League isn’t exactly the Big Ten, but it’s not the LFL, either.
The incident in question happened at a recent game between the Lincoln Haymakers and Omaha Beef. After Beef running back R.J. Rollins scored what would turn out to be the game-winning touchdown in a 27-23 win for his team, the guy got tackled at mid-field by Brumagen, the Haymakers coach.
As you would expect, a little skirmish involving players from both teams followed Brumagen’s tackle. Have a look for yourself:
All in all, two players from each team were ejected from the game, though, for some reason the Haymakers coach was not.
Afterward, however, the CPIFL took serious action. Six players were suspended for either one or two games, and Brumagen received a season-long suspension and a $500 fine.
That may not seem like much, but when you only make $10,000 a year plus tips, a $500 fine is huge.
Hat Tip – [Journal Star]