This much was certain yesterday: Peter McGlynn, a senior defender for the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team, had done something to harm an official after first earning both yellow and red cards during the Gauchos' overtime loss to UC Davis. As we told you last night, McGlynn was taken from the field in handcuffs and arrested, though formal charges were still pending.
Initial reports said McGlynn had punched the referee, while subsequent indications were that he shoved him. Now we know it was a push from behind, as the video above (and the full video you can see here) makes clear. The referee was not injured. (And is it just us, or did he flop a little?) UC Santa Barbara's website no longer lists McGlynn, a native of Ireland, on the Gauchos' roster. His perfect game in iPad bowling still stands.
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UCSB Soccer Player Arrested for Assaulting Referee [Santa Barbara Independent]