Youngstown State Staffer Gets Banned From Sidelines After Cheap Shot On Northern Iowa WR (VIDEO)
Youngstown State has rightfully banned director of player personnel Tim Johnson from the team’s sidelines after video showed him purposely initiating contact with an opposing team’s player over the weekend.
The school and the Missouri Valley Conference released a joint statement Monday saying Johnson wouldn’t be allowed on the sidelines for the remainder of the spring season. Johnson is in his first year in the role under first-year head coach Doug Phillips.
“I apologize to (the University of Northern Iowa), Youngstown State, the Missouri Valley Football Conference and our community for what occurred on Saturday,” Johnson’s statement read. “As a member of the YSU Football staff, my actions are held in high regard and that should have never occurred. Again, I deeply apologize to all who have been impacted by my actions.”
The incident took place after Northern Iowa’s Quan Hampton caught a pass and made his way out of bounds when he was met with a shoulder from Johnson on the sidelines.
Johnson is a former Youngstown State All-American linebacker who racked up 401 career tackles. He also spent six seasons in the NFL with the Bears, Raiders and Ravens.