Saturday, January 23, 2010

Roehn hit with three-week suspension

Berkeley Prep soccer standout T.J. Roehn has been given a three-week suspension after getting a straight red card against Lakeland George Jenkins on Wednesday night.

The suspension would mean Roehn’s first possible game back would be the Class 3A-Region 3 final, should the Buccaneers advance that far without him.

Speaking before the Buccaneers game Saturday against Jesuit, Roehn said the red card came late in the game after he got into an altercation with his marker at a corner. According to Roehn, after the referee approached to try and handle the situation, the Jenkins player claimed Roehn punched him, to which Roehn responded using a profanity. That resulted in his ejection.

Roehn said he would appeal, with the hope the suspension would be reduced by a week. That would allow him to compete in the region quarterfinals after sitting out this week’s Class 3A-District 10 tournament at St. Petersburg Catholic.

Roehn currently has 101 goals for the school, four short of Tyler Davis’ school record.

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