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High School Basketball Player Attacks, Tosses Referee: Video.
FanHouse ^ | December 14, 2010

Posted on 12/14/2010 2:53:25 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

A Florida high school basketball player, identified by a local newspaper as Mason Holland, attacked a referee then threw him to the ground after the official assessed a technical foul during a Monday night contest.

The game ended with Holland's team, Arcadia Desoto, forfeiting to Port Charlotte High School.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; basketball; obamanation; obamasfault; referee
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Mmmm...Bush's fault!
1 posted on 12/14/2010 2:53:34 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
Roid Rage?
2 posted on 12/14/2010 2:55:57 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I hope he was expelled from school!


3 posted on 12/14/2010 2:56:41 PM PST by Wile E Coyote Genius (IQ 206....more than all Democrats combined)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Our society continues to fall apart.


4 posted on 12/14/2010 2:57:57 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Wile E Coyote Genius

What’s with Florida lately?


5 posted on 12/14/2010 2:58:10 PM PST by blackdog
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hate crime....


6 posted on 12/14/2010 3:00:19 PM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What happened to gym shorts? Looks like the players where wearing dresses!

You knew it would be one of the privilaged class who thought the ref had dissed him.


7 posted on 12/14/2010 3:00:24 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

High School Basketball Player Attacks, Tosses Referee:

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I’ve heard of referees tossing players from the game. Now I’ve heard of a player tossing a ref.

All Righty Then.


8 posted on 12/14/2010 3:01:05 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wow. What a thug.


9 posted on 12/14/2010 3:01:15 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
From the article; "The player has reportedly been removed from the team and may be facing expulsion as well as legal ramifications." Yep, I think assault and battery comes to mind. It's on video and a LEO was courtside.
10 posted on 12/14/2010 3:01:17 PM PST by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I imagine a lot of people who would otherwise enjoy being a referee will find another hobby now.


11 posted on 12/14/2010 3:01:57 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

teachable moment


12 posted on 12/14/2010 3:02:47 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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That referee made the wrong call - the guy in the red was pushing himself on the kid in white. - all the kid did was push that guy in the red off of him.


13 posted on 12/14/2010 3:04:10 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: Red_Devil 232
"You knew it would be one of the privilaged class who thought the ref had dissed him."

The ref DID diss him - BUT, the kid took it too far.

14 posted on 12/14/2010 3:06:12 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: Traveler59

Well, Vince McMahons rasslers do it all the time on tv.


15 posted on 12/14/2010 3:06:39 PM PST by mono
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To: ConservativeStatement

Mason Holland

16 posted on 12/14/2010 3:08:08 PM PST by kcvl
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To: jackibutterfly

The red guy was pushing the ‘white’ guy, but the ‘white’ guy pushed the red in retaliation after the whistle blew. I think that calls for a technical. But to sum it up, it’s our usual Amish behavior.


17 posted on 12/14/2010 3:10:51 PM PST by lado
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To: ConservativeStatement

I have never seen a more blatant example of over the top behavior by a white player.


18 posted on 12/14/2010 3:11:38 PM PST by animal172 (Where are you America?)
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To: jackibutterfly
The official called a technical not a personal. I suspect that is because he saw the player in white strike the player in red. Maybe he hit him with his fore arm or maybe an open hand or maybe a fist, I could not tell but I can see why the official called what he did. I do agree with you that he wanted the kid off him or out of his way.

As for the kid, I think he should be removed from the team. Basketball is an extra curricular activity. I think he should voluntarily apologize to the official. I think he should not be expelled from school. As for legal actions, certainly he could be prosecuted, but I think the people closest to this situation are the ones to figure out if he is a bad guy and should have the book thrown at him or is basically a good kid who let the heat of athletic competition get to him.

19 posted on 12/14/2010 3:15:35 PM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: whitedog57

It will continue when all the kids know is Basketball.


20 posted on 12/14/2010 3:16:04 PM PST by RC2
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To: ConservativeStatement

Obama’s America.


21 posted on 12/14/2010 3:18:32 PM PST by doubleA
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To: ConservativeStatement

A Future NBA player for sure!


22 posted on 12/14/2010 3:19:50 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: ConservativeStatement

The main thing I saw was the lack of spectators.

If no one is interested in watching these basketball games, then they should cancel the basketball program and save the taxpayers a bunch of money.


23 posted on 12/14/2010 3:26:50 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: RckyRaCoCo
It is a teachable moment. The ref should have laid the kid out on his back.
24 posted on 12/14/2010 3:27:39 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
It is a teachable moment. The ref should have laid the kid out on his back.
25 posted on 12/14/2010 3:27:47 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: jackibutterfly

Oh, well then all’s cool...


26 posted on 12/14/2010 3:28:29 PM PST by fml
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To: jackibutterfly

You have got to be kidding. You would be considered part of the problem.


27 posted on 12/14/2010 3:28:49 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA


Mason Holland, 18

Felony Battery Charge

Copy of police report

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/hs-ref-gets-slammed
28 posted on 12/14/2010 3:31:50 PM PST by WaterBoard
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To: doubleA

“Obama’s America.”

Come on. This started many, many years before Obama became president.


29 posted on 12/14/2010 3:37:01 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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Our greatest asset is our diversity......


30 posted on 12/14/2010 3:37:26 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: trisham

His choice is one that will cost him the rest of his life. He could be the greatest High School player in America, but he would not get a scholarship or any other reward.


31 posted on 12/14/2010 3:38:18 PM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishment Republicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Feral.


32 posted on 12/14/2010 3:38:44 PM PST by Crawdad (Obamacare will lead to back-alley physicals.)
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To: jackibutterfly
It doesn't matter if the ref made a right call or a wrong call it is the obligation of the players to play the game, not beat up the ref.

That young man looked fairly tall, and handled the ball well. Still, he gave up a college scholarship ~ no one wants an anger management problem like that on the court ~ or in court ~ which is where he's going.

Bet he's pretty good in prison ball though ~ he's pretty quick on pushing back so he'll get to keep his front teeth.

33 posted on 12/14/2010 3:39:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: jackibutterfly

Doesn’t matter—the kid’s choice to punish the Referee ended his future, period. I hope the temporary satisfaction that he gained was worth it..


34 posted on 12/14/2010 3:40:07 PM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishment Republicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: Traveler59

Counting the seconds until the ejected player claims the ref called him the N word.


35 posted on 12/14/2010 3:42:43 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: jackibutterfly

So the ref gets slammed to the ground for the wrong call? Man, the ref that took Calvin Johnson’s TD away against the Bears should have been shot!


36 posted on 12/14/2010 3:44:52 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
A Future NBA player for sure!

If he has the talent, no doubt this kid has a bright future in the NBA....he will fit right in.
37 posted on 12/14/2010 3:46:00 PM PST by copaliscrossing (Progressives are Socialists)
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To: jackibutterfly
That referee made the wrong call - the guy in the red was pushing himself on the kid in white. - all the kid did was push that guy in the red off of him.

The ref made the correct call - both of them.

Watch the video again. The ref blew his whistle to call a foul on the kid in red; and then called the technical on the kid in white.

38 posted on 12/14/2010 3:50:27 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: rintense

See my post #38.


39 posted on 12/14/2010 3:51:53 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: ConservativeStatement

Inconceivable!


40 posted on 12/14/2010 3:52:27 PM PST by ronnyquest (Barack H. Obama is the Manchurian Candidate. What are you going to do about it?)
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To: Red_Devil 232
What happened to gym shorts? Looks like the players where wearing dresses!

LOL....that's the same thing I was thinking. Now, agreed the short shorts of the 70's look kinda silly now, but come on....they call em shorts for a reason. They're not long and baggys. Just another sign of the thug/prison chic look.
41 posted on 12/14/2010 4:05:16 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: ConservativeStatement
A Florida high school basketball player, identified by a local newspaper as Mason Holland, attacked a referee...

"Holland," eh? I knew it was a Dutch thing. He probably hit the ref with a windmill punch, then beaned him with a wooden shoe. No gouda can come of this.

42 posted on 12/14/2010 4:06:44 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

And he’s a Mason! It’s an international conspiracy, I tell you!


43 posted on 12/14/2010 4:15:20 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Dutch rub.)
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To: jackibutterfly
"That referee made the wrong call - the guy in the red was pushing himself on the kid in white. - all the kid did was push that guy in the red off of him."

Your point is that it was justified? You think a bad call should remove any Assault prosecution, because he had an "excuse"?

I suppose then that you can excuse ANY behavior of yewts who had bad childhoods, etc. so they are justified in shooting cops?

44 posted on 12/14/2010 4:18:56 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yeah - those uniforms are the real technical foul!


45 posted on 12/14/2010 4:19:36 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: richardtavor
His choice is one that will cost him the rest of his life. He could be the greatest High School player in America, but he would not get a scholarship or any other reward.

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Agreed. I don't know the age of this young man, but he must be somewhere in his late teens. He could have/might have gravely injured that referee.

46 posted on 12/14/2010 4:22:46 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: animal172

“I have never seen a more blatant example of over the top behavior by a white player.”

When my kid was 10 he played YMCA ball. One of the bigger kids was roughing him up so I told my son to give it back as good as he got it. He took it literally and after being pummeled on another play he waited till the kid was running back up the court and drove his forearm into his back and sent him sprawling.

Not the outcome my advice had intended. The technical was assessed and the kid who was doing the rough stuff lightened up for the rest of the game.


47 posted on 12/14/2010 4:40:46 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: ConservativeStatement

OMG! The thug is BLACK!! I am SHOCKED!!! They are usually so polite and controlled!!


48 posted on 12/14/2010 4:42:23 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Any minute now Al Sharpton will be on TV telling us what a nice young man this guy is, well-mannered, polite, and a model citizen, who was a victim of the ref’s racist interpretation of the rule book.

“Selma!”


49 posted on 12/14/2010 4:43:17 PM PST by random_user_827 ((d) buy a new computer, this one's toast)
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To: jackibutterfly

If you watch the clip, the ref caught him roughing up an opposing player. Rather than own up, the guy takes it out on the ref.


50 posted on 12/14/2010 4:47:38 PM PST by newzjunkey (expired "Bush tax cut" = Obama Tax Increase)
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