PA high school basketball coach placed on administrative leave after apparently headbutting referee

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A high school basketball coach has been placed on administrative leave after a confrontation with a referee in Middletown Township, Bucks County Tuesday night. (Courtesy: www.cityofbasketballlove.com)

A high school basketball coach has been placed on administrative leave after a confrontation with a referee, which was caught on camera Tuesday night.

The video shows Neshaminy head coach Jerry Devine apparently headbutting one of the PIAA officials after a foul call.

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As seen from WBCB 1490 AM.



Action News obtained the video of the game between Neshaminy and Pennsbury high schools through radio station WBCB 1490 AM.

The Neshaminy School District released the following statement Wednesday morning:

"Mr. Devine has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of that review for both his teaching and coaching positions. The athletic program at Neshaminy places the values of fair play and sportsmanlike conduct above all. We expect our coaches and staff to teach and uphold those principles, while acting in a professional manner at all times."

Devine was ejected from the game after the incident.

The official got up off the floor and finished the final moments of the game.

Stay with Action News and 6abc.com for more information on this story as it develops.


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Video courtesy of WBCB 1490 AM.

A high school basketball coach has been placed on administrative leave after a confrontation with a referee in Middletown Township, Bucks County Tuesday night.

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