Former Minnesota Crookston standout running back R.J. Rollins has gone viral. Not for his spectacular touchdown runs but for being pushed by an opposing coach after scoring a touchdown.
Rollins, a running back for the Omaha Beef of the Champions Pro Indoor Football League (CPIFL), scored the eventual game-winning touchdown in last Saturday's 27-23 win over rival Lincoln Haymakers. As Rollins ran back to the sidelines to celebrate with his teammates, Haymakers coach Dave Brumagen ran onto the field shoved Rollins to the turf.
On Wednesday Brumagen was suspended for the rest of the season and fined $500 by the CPIFL, according to the Lincoln Star Journal. He will retain his front office duties with the Haymakers and a return to coaching will be discussed after the season.
Rollins leads the 7-1 Beef with 35.8 rushing yards per game this season and 11 touchdowns. His longest run of the season is a 49-yard touchdown run on the 50-yard field. Rollins is the Beef's all-time leading rusher.
Rollins, an All-American in 2004, played for Minnesota Crookston from 2002 to 2005 and still holds every game and career rushing record in school history. His season records of rushing attempts and most yards were broken in 2011 by Richard Haley.