Former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden, who currently analyzes and entertains in the "Monday Night Football" booth, has long been known for his apathy regarding the expertise of certain members of the NFL's officiating brethren. Let's just say he never met a ref he wouldn't happily argue with at the drop of a dime.
(Note: The line judge named "Carl" that Gruden's abusing at the start of the video is Carl Johnson, who just replaced Mike Pereira as the NFL's VP of Officiating.)
That's all well and good in the pros, where the stakes are a bit higher and the level of sportsmanship is generally lower as a result. But at the high school level, a different measure of deportment is generally required. Gruden, who's been coaching with Carrollwood Day School in Tampa (his son is on the team), went off in the first quarter of the team's Sept. 3 season opener. He exploded at the officials, grabbed a 15-yard penalty for his trouble, and simply left the field for theRead More »from Jon Gruden goes off on refs, leaves field during high school game