With little debate, the Tennessee House voted 95 to 0 today for a bill to establish a jail term of up to six months for assaulting a referee or umpire at a sports event. The bill is designed to allow schools to prosecute unruly fans if the official is not available to file charges. The measure is sponsored by Rep. Tommy Head (D-Clarksville). His sister, Pat Head Summitt, is coach of the Lady Vols basketball team at the University of Tennessee.
IN BRIEF : ‘Kill the Ump, Go to Jail’ Bill Backed
From Times wire services