Posted April 5, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Longtime Pac-12 Ref Ed Rush Resigns Following Bribe Scandal!

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“I said, ‘The game cried out for a bench warning. It would have been very simple to take care of that. It cried out for bench warnings,'” Rush told the AP in a phone interview. “Another crew was waiting in there, getting ready for the next game. I would say there was a level of tension in the locker room, just because the disappointment that they worked this game, but they didn’t take care of something that was a point of emphasis.

“So in an effort just to lighten the mood, I said to them, ‘Hey, guys. What’s it going to take? Do you think we could give you a trip to Cancun or maybe $5,000? Or who wants what? And now they’re all laughing, which is basically what I wanted to do. So I said, ‘I know you guys, you probably want $5,000, you want the money, you won’t take the trip to Cancun.’ So I’m going around, ‘What would you take?’ At that point, I said, ‘By the way, you know my wife’s not going to go for this. I’m going to have to pull this off the table.’ They all laughed, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah. OK, bud.’ That was it, and I walked out.” – espn

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fter 30 years of coordinating the Pac-12 ref’s and following a big controversy where he offered ref’s $5K or a trip to Cancun to “ring up” Arizona coach Sean Miller in an important Tournament game (and they did), Ed Rush resigned on Thursday! He did leave stating that the comments were definitely made “in jest” and did not expect the ref’s to seem as though they had followed through on a “bribe.” Check out Rush’s parting comments above!