Superintendent apologizes for yelling obscenities at football ref, denies spitting

Superintendent apologies for yelling obscenities at football ref, denies spitting

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (WMC) - West Memphis Superintendent Jon Collins issued an apology after an incident during a recent football game.

Collins admits he used inappropriate language while criticizing an official after a September 20 game between Academies of West Memphis High and Wynne.

Collins was accused of spitting on the official--something he said didn't happen.

In a statement, Collins said:

On Sept. 20, I used some inappropriate language while criticizing an official after a West Memphis football game. I sincerely apologize to that official, to our student-athletes and to our supporters for using that language in the heat of the moment. I voluntarily gave up my post on the Arkansas Activities Association board because mistakes have consequences. That said, some of the allegations against me, including one that I spat at an official, are simply not true. I take responsibility for what I did, but I want to be very clear about what I didn’t do.
Jon Collins

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