Youngstown State staffer banned from sidelines after bumping opposing player

Youngstown State has banned director of player personnel Tim Johnson from the workforce’s sidelines after he initiated contact with an opposing workforce’s player on Saturday.

The varsity and the Missouri Valley Convention — the convention during which the Penguins compete — launched a joint assertion Monday saying Johnson would not be allowed on the sidelines for the rest of the spring season. Johnson is a former Youngstown State All-American linebacker who racked up 401 profession tackles and superior to the NFL, spending six seasons within the league with the Bears, Raiders and Ravens.

He’s in his first yr within the function below first-year head coach Doug Phillips.

“I apologize to (the College of Northern Iowa), Youngstown State, the Missouri Valley Soccer Convention and our neighborhood for what occurred on Saturday,” Johnson’s assertion learn. “As a member of the YSU Soccer workers, my actions are held in excessive regard and that ought to have by no means occurred. Once more, I deeply apologize to all who’ve been impacted by my actions.”

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The incident occurred after Northern Iowa’s Quan Hampton (5 receptions, 74 yards) caught a cross and superior the ball previous midfield; on the finish of the clip, Johnson is seen bracing and leaning into Hampton, knocking the Panthers receiver to the bottom. No penalty was known as and Johnson stayed on the sidelines.

Here is one other angle of the contact, courtesy of Yahoo! Sports activities:

Northern Iowa received the game 21-0, advancing to 1-1 on the season; Youngstown State is now 0-2 after beforehand shedding to North Dakota State.

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