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Thu Jan 6, 2022, 10:31 AM

Top GOP lawmaker attempted to pants referee during basketball game

A top Republican state lawmaker yelled at a game official and attempted to pull his pants down during a high school basketball match Tuesday night, an incident he later called "completely stupid" in a statement.

Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, acknowledged he was "bad wrong" and hoped to apologize to the official for losing his temper. The game was recorded live on Facebook by Johnson City's Providence Academy, which was hosting Lakeway Christian Academy.

"For years I thought how wrong it is when a parent loses their temper at a sporting event. Itís not Christian and itís not mature and itís embarrassing to the child have always been my thoughts," Faison, the state House Republican Caucus chair, wrote on his official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

"Unfortunately, I acted the fool tonight and lost my temper on a ref. I was wanting him to fight me. Totally lost my junk and got booted from the from the gym. Iíve never really lost my temper for all to see, but I did tonight and it was completely stupid of me. Emotions getting in the way of rational thoughts are never good. I hope to be able to find the ref and ask for his forgiveness. I was bad wrong."

https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2022/01/05/top-gop-lawmaker-jeremy-faison-attempted-pants-referee-during-basketball-game-seeks-forgiveness/9107209002/

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Reply Top GOP lawmaker attempted to pants referee during basketball game (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Jan 2022 OP
jimfields33 Jan 2022 #1
SheltieLover Jan 2022 #2
zeusdogmom Jan 2022 #3
Phoenix61 Jan 2022 #4
SWBTATTReg Jan 2022 #5
Thomas Hurt Jan 2022 #6
Jilly_in_VA Jan 2022 #7
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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 10:32 AM

1. Yes stupid.

We find out everything today. Lol.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 10:32 AM

2. Another TN qpuke giving Floriduh men a run for their money with stupid stunt!



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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 10:35 AM

3. At least he apologized and admitted what he did was stupid

Wonder if his kids have forgiven him yet?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 10:42 AM

4. "I've never really lost my temper for all to see,"

Guess itís ok if itís not out in public? Hate to think what heís like in private.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 10:44 AM

5. What's embarrassing is that YOU lost control. A top (so called) GOP lawmaker, losing control.

Nice. Really nice (and pathetic).

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 10:45 AM

6. Sounds like a cry for attention to me. Another narcissist saying hey look at me.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 11:01 AM

7. I wonder

if one of his kids plays for one of the teams (knowing the geography, it would be Lakeway Christian) or if he was just there looking for votes. If I were his kid I would be seriously embarrassed.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 11:20 AM

8. Thats battery

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 11:43 AM

9. In Tennessee, we elect only the best!

(Sarcasm, folks)

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Response to 70sEraVet (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 7, 2022, 05:19 AM

11. Truth! ☝...😂

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 04:41 PM

10. Today's GOP for you boys and girls.

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