A heated Florida basketball game took a frightening turn on Monday night, when a Desoto County (Fla.) High player was ejected after receiving a technical foul, then snapped and went after the referee, who handed out the technical foul, as if he was auditioning to become a WWE wrestler.
According to the Fort Myers News-Press, the Desoto player involved in the assault was Mason Holland, a 6-foot-5 senior swingman who is also the Bulldogs' captain. The play that precipitated the ugly episode was an innocuous jog up court, in which Holland was being pressured by a Port Charlotte (Fla.) High defender. Holland pushed the defender off aggressively, earning a whistle, then pushed him off again as the referee walked over to hand out a technical foul.
After seeing the second push, the referee decided to eject Holland altogether, with the senior reacting by first expressing shock, then pushing the ref. Then, before Desoto coach Joe Sheridan could get out on the court to intervene, HollandRead More »from Florida player slams ref to court in violent altercation