A UC Santa Barbara men's soccer player, defender Peter McGlynn, was arrested Sunday for assaulting an official following a 2-1 overtime loss to UC Davis.
McGlynn had collected a yellow card during overtime before UC Davis scored the game-winning goal, and then earned a red card at the end of the game. After the goal was scored, UCSB head coach Tim Vom Steeg was having a heated discussion with the referee after UC Davis had scored the winning goal when McGlynn shoved the referee from behind. The shaky video of the incident that has surfaced appears to show Vom Steeg try to stop McGlynn at the last moment from making his regrettable lapse in judgement, but he was a second too late.
McGlynn was handcuffed on the field and taken in for questioning, then released without being booked, although police are recommending charges. McGlynn has been removed from the team, and as he is a senior, this will effectively end his college career. Vom Steeg has been suspended for one game.
It was the third consecutive overtime loss for UCSB.