A Youngstown State football official was removed from the sidelines after he knocked an opposing player to the ground with his shoulder.
During YSU’s game against the University of Northern Iowa this past Saturday, UNI star receiver Quan Hampton was running toward the YSU sideline when Director of Player Personnel Tim Johnson came in his way.
Hampton met Johnson’s shoulder at full speed and fell down. Fortunately, he did not suffer any injuries.
Johnson’s actions clearly frustrated Hampton who pointed him out to referees immediately after falling over.
Although, no penalty called, YSU investigated the incident and the school announced that it was booting Johnson from the sidelines for the rest of the spring football season.
Johnson accepted this punishment and apologized for his actions.
“I apologize to UNI, Youngstown State, the Missouri Valley Football Conference and our community for what occurred on Saturday, 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.”
While football surely is a rough game, we hope something as unprofessional and unruly as this never happens again.