JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A man was arrested for assaulting a referee Friday night at a Jackson County football game, authorities said Tuesday.
Johnny Ladell Gilliam, 38, was charged with third-degree assault, a felony, for the incident at Friday’s game between North Jackson and Arab.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Gilliam punched a referee at the game.
Gilliam turned himself in Monday to authorities and was released from the Jackson County jail after posting bond.
Arab defeated North Jackson 56-26.