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Wisconsin basketball coach accused of attacking a referee resigns

Coach accused off tracking down ref after the game
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Posted at 10:20 AM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 11:20:29-05

A Wisconsin university says its basketball coach has resigned after he was accused of attacking a referee earlier this month.

The University of Wisconsin-Rock County says Jamal Mosley resigned Jan. 23, following a Jan. 3 incident in which he and his son, J'shon, were accused of beating the referee after a loss to UW-Waukesha.

The referee, Patrick Anderson, suffered abrasions and cuts around one of his eyes.

Mosley, 41, and his 20-year-old son were charged Tuesday with battery and disorderly conduct. Mosley told police the referee disrespected him during the game.

A statement from the Rock County school says the younger Mosley was not a manager of the basketball team, as was originally reported.

The Journal Sentinel says Mosley told police Anderson had disrespected him during the game, called him boy, and had given him two technical fouls. Mosley says Anderson threw the first punch.

Mosley and his son are charged with battery and disorderly conduct. They are due in court Feb. 19.