Lawmaker apologizes after apparent try to 'pants' referee

 

January 5, 2022



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Tennessee House Republican lawmaker has apologized for losing his temper and being ejected from watching a high school basketball game after a confrontation with a referee. The dustup included what appeared to be either a feigned or failed attempt at pulling down the official's pants, according to video footage.

On Tuesday, Rep. Jeremy Faison, 45, posted on Twitter that he "acted the fool tonight and lost my temper on a ref."

"I was wanting him to fight me. Totally lost my junk and got booted from the gym," Faison wrote. "I've never really lost my temper but...



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