Report: ACC ends relationship with Karl Hess after remarks to fan


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Controversial ACC basketball referee Karl Hess has been fired according to a report by David Glenn of ACCSports.com.

Hess confirmed to ESPN that he was indeed fired by the ACC.

This move was done after an alleged vulgar remark from Hess to fan and one-time Wake Forest board of trustee Mit Shah during the Wake Forest vs Louisville game on Sunday night (1/4/14).



Hess declined to comment to The Associated Press on Tuesday about the alleged remarks. Shah is not even Egyptian but of Indian descent. Obviously, refs should be in total control of their surrounding while working games and not have that type of emotional fan interaction.

Hess also became infamous with his ejection back in 2012 of N.C. State legends Chris Corchiani and Tom Gugliotta. He told ACC officials that the former players were ejected for "excessive demonstration on several calls." The ACC office publicly reprimanded Hess after reviewing the film.

Hess has worked six Final Fours and nine ACC title games in his long and controversial career.

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spacer BKB Update: Report: ACC ends relationship with Karl Hess after remarks to fan
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spacer Not to defend Hess, but Egyptian isn't a race, is it?
Tigersense
spacer So you don't think some one from Spain would be offended
TigerGrad11
spacer does the #### in question belong to jay
deadsolidperfect®
spacer Good point***
TigerGrad11
spacer Pretty sure she's Puerto Rican***
PenthouseTiger
spacer was she
deadsolidperfect®
spacer Re: Pretty sure she's Puerto Rican***
boricuatiger
spacer Taco-flavored keeeses***
TigerNotAtGT
spacer Hmmm ... thought you prefered Jamaicans***
CUTiger1989®
spacer what's wrong with being Mexican?***
ctigers90
spacer Nothing but people who aren't probably don't like
TigerGrad11
spacer nobody wants to be called a mexican
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deadsolidperfect®
spacer That broken trail?***
Tigersense
spacer mmhm, brushy bill's not fandango...
deadsolidperfect®
spacer Nothing
tiger_thom®
spacer I'd be pretty ticked if somebody called me Canadian***
PenthouseTiger
spacer Re: I'd be pretty ticked if somebody called me Canadian***
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer POTD! +1 Low blows are one thing, then there's being
TigerGrant8®
spacer Nationality
Tiger Woods
spacer He can't tell the difference between a block and a charge,
AppTiger02
spacer This is a great day for Clemson basketball.***
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spacer Re: This is a great day for Clemson basketball.***
Dugatiger®
spacer Re: This is a great day for Clemson basketball.***
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footballmanager
spacer He's a hotel magnate
PenthouseTiger
spacer It was dumb on many levels***
TigerTown
spacer Its about effing time. He should have been fired so long ago***
Shevlin77
spacer Re: Its about effing time. He should have been fired so long ago***
Dugatiger®
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BerlinSPY73®
spacer Could not have happened to a nicer guy! ;)***
1983Grad®
spacer Hey thought he was talking to Apu,
lfatboy®
spacer #justice #NowGoGetLennyWirtzAndFroggyPaparro***
TigerNotAtGT
spacer And the horse he rode in on***
RenegadeTiger®
spacer Re: And the horse he rode in on***
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer No, but they both consider him their biggest decommit.***
SOLOS®
spacer Did the ACC office ok this with Roy and Mikey?***
RC Tiger
spacer That's giving him the bidness!
tigerband1®
spacer Sorry, but I think this is weak on the part of both the ACC
Swarley
spacer I relate this to similar to Al Capone being jailed for
tigerband1®
spacer Refs should never respond to a fan
T_I_P
spacer Karl Hess is not Human.
clemson78jmh®
spacer He can't go away fast enough for me!***
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Clemsonfan1851®
spacer Duke isnt going to like this, what if they need more time
jgtiger
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clemtiger117
spacer happened about 19 years too late***
Gmurra999®
spacer Re: happened about 19 years too late***
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Orange and Purple
spacer now if we can just do something about Ron Cherry!***
Orange and Purple
spacer Crazy, but hasn't Ron Cherry done a pretty good job
Neal in NC®
spacer Probably the ACC's best crew but his past still lurks....***
SOLOS®
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