You can take Jon Gruden out of the NFL, but you can’t take disgust towards football officials out of Jon Gruden.
Gruden, an assistant coach at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, recently incurred a 15-yard penalty for chewing out officials, according to JoeBucsFan.com
The penalty took place in the first quarter of the team’s season opener. Gruden watched the rest of the game from the stands after choosing to remove himself from the sidelines.
“Whether or not it was his celebrity, I don’t know, but the officials
made the call,” Carrollwood Day School athletic director Frank Mabry
said. “I was right there myself. In all honesty, he was upset
with the officials and he did receive a sideline penalty and a warning,
but it was definitely overblown.”
Gruden reportedly kept yelling at officials from the stands, calling one “Forrest Gump.”
I could make some statement about sportsmanship here, but the image of Gruden crushing some high school ref cracks me up. Just a coach just trying to stay in game shape.