Apparently they'll let anyone coach a youth football team in West Park, Florida, including a 43-year old man who's criminal record includes aggravated assault, assault with a firearm and multiple arrests for cocaine distribution. During a game on Saturday, the proud owner of that rap sheet clobbered a ref after disagreeing with a penalty call. The Sun-Sentinel explains:
Saturday, Keigans was attacked after he called a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Saints. The referee said he had heard one of Saints' assistant coaches — a sheriff's report doesn't say which coach — make a derogatory comment from the sidelines.
Keigans threw the penalty flag. "Suddenly, the assistant coach, who apparently disagreed with the penalty being called, barged the field and confronted the referee, all along being held back by the head coach," a sheriff's report said.
Because the assistant coach left the sidelines and entered the playing field to confront the referee about the penalty, a head referee ended the game. The Patriots cheered the decision as they claimed the win. Keigans couldn't be reached for comment Monday despite a message left a listed number.
Of course, the incident was captured on video.