Official That Booted Pearl

The official who ejected Pearl from the West High School game last Thursday night will ``probably'' not call any more West games this season, according to the local high school supervisor of officials, Kenny Coulter.

Shane Mynatt ejected Pearl because Pearl yelled at him during the game. Mynatt's report said Pearl did not use profanity.

Asked if the ejection was justified, Coulter said: ``I don't know. I wasn't there. It's a judgment call, like a block or a charge.''

Mynatt has been an official for more than 15 years and calls NAIA and junior college games, Coulter said. Don't look for Mynatt at any more West games.

``It's a general rule, if you can eliminate any personality conflicts, it's best to let those things rest and die down,'' Coulter said. ``That's the common answer 100 out of 100 times, not because Bruce Pearl is involved.''


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