News / Utah / 

Man Swings at Junior Jazz Ref in Front of Youth Players

Man Swings at Junior Jazz Ref in Front of Youth Players

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

Andrew Adams, KSL NewsradioOne man redefines role model, or at least tries to redefine a ref's face in front of a bunch of fifth-graders in Tooele.

The man swung at the ref with the kids watching and knocked him down. Tooele police say the guy apparently didn't like getting a technical foul for giving the ref a piece of his mind.

The ref actually had to be taken to the hospital by paramedics to be checked out. He was later released.

The suspect faces misdemeanor charges. Investigators tell the Deseret Morning News they believe this is the first case of Junior Jazz violence they've seen.

Related links

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast