Video shows high school coach apparently head-butting a referee

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LANGHORNE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania high school basketball coach who apparently head-butted a referee during a game has been put on leave.

Videos posted online show Neshaminy High School boys basketball coach Jerry Devine confronting a referee Tuesday night after he disagreed with a foul call. The team was trailing Pennsbury High School 46-42 with less than 40 seconds left in the game.

As Devine charges onto the court, another referee approaches him and the coach appears to head-butt the ref, knocking him to the floor.

Devine was ejected from the game.

The school district says in a statement Wednesday that the coach, who also teaches algebra and history, has been placed on administrative leave pending a review of the incident.

Devine’s home phone rang unanswered Wednesday morning.

Pennsbury won the game 49-42.