College Football Player Punches Ref In The Face, Knocks Him Out, Then Gets Arrested (Video)
On Saturday, a USC Trojans lineman was tossed from the game for getting way too physical with a referee, but that situation was minor compared to what happened with another college football player.
A community college football player was arrested Saturday night in Ventura, accused of punching an official while he was being held back after a scuffle.
The official, whose name has yet to be released, was struck while walking Mount San Antonio College’s offensive lineman Bernard Schirmer back to his huddle in the middle of the third quarter.
“Oh my God,” exclaimed a broadcaster describing the play-by-play. “The ref just got punched in the face by a player! What?! I’ve never seen anything like that in my life!”
“I was on the bench talking and I heard everyone going crazy so I jumped up and saw him on the ground,” Ventura College quarterback Jake Luton said of the official. “That’s terrible. There’s no place for that in football.”
“I shook his hand when he was coming off and I asked him if he was OK,” Ventura College head coach Steve Mooshagian said. “He looked like he was a little drowsy.”
OL Bernard Schirmer has been arrested on suspicion of battery of a game official. Transferred to county jail, per Sgt. Mike Pallotto @vcstar
— VCStar CollegeSports (@vcscolleges) September 11, 2016