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Schiano’s son suspended for rest of HS season for swearing at ref

Greg Schiano, Al Riveron, Steve Zimmer

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano, right, shakes hands with NFL officials Al Riveron, left, and and Steve Zimmer before the start of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)


Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano has been preaching discipline at work, but may need to take a bit of that home with him as well.

Schiano’s son Joe, a sophomore linebacker at Tampa’s Berkeley Prep, has been suspended for the rest of the season after being ejected from a game for swearing at a referee, according to Mike Camunas of the Tampa Tribune.

Maybe it runs in the family, as reports described Schiano as a “bully” during his time at Rutgers, making things difficult for visiting NFL scouts.

According to a Florida High School Athletic Association report obtained by the Tribune, the younger Schiano was ejected from a game against Lennard for using profanity at a referee, which is considered a “Level 2'’ unsportsmanlike conduct.

That carries a six-week suspension from the FHSAA, and extends through Nov. 9, the date of his team’s last game. The school has appealed the suspension, but otherwise didn’t comment.