Ronde Barber punches NFL referee Butch Hannah

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense is known for being tough, but beating up on referees? In today’s game against the New York Jets, Ronde Barber was caught fighting with New York Jets center center Kevin Mawae.

The problem is that¬†Ronde Barber’s punch¬†missed Kevin Mawae, but connected with Butch Hannah.


Ronde was not tossed out of the game, but was flagged for unnecessary roughness. That was a key play in the game as the New York Jets went on to score a touchdown. That touchdown turned out to be the difference in the game.


You’re supposed to be ejected if you touch a referee in the NFL, but I guess it’s not enough to hit them mistakenly.