Published September 15, 2015
A Florida high school basketball game turns into a wrestling match after a player body-slammed a referee on the court.
The incident, which was caught on video, shows Desoto High School player Mason Holland, identified by the Fort Myers News-Press, losing his cool after getting ejected during a game against Port Charlotte High School on Monday. He then took his aggression out on the referee, throwing him to the ground.
The refs refused to continue to officiate the game after the incident, giving Port Charlotte a forfeit win.
Desoto County Schools Superintendent Adrian Cline told ABC-7.com he was saddened by the turn of events.
"This is very disappointing. It's unacceptable," he told the website.
The school has suspended Holland and the State Attorney's Office is reviewing the incident to determine if there will be criminal charges filed.
The Florida High School Athletic Association tells ABC-7 they plan on administering their own punishment.