Ex-football coach accused of threatening ref in Iowa wants plea deal
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Jason Storm makes first jail court appearance on Oct. 9, 2019.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO) -- A former Lincoln High School football coach is looking for a plea deal.

Jason Storm is accused of verbally assaulting a referee following a questionable no-call in a game last October involving his son. Police say he threatened to kill the official and charged him with first-degree harassment.

Storm resigned as a coach a few days after the incident.

Court records show Storm is now asking the judge to accept a guilty plea for second-degree harassment, in exchange for a deferred judgment and probation.

The Lincoln quarterback, who is Storm’s son, was involved in a hard hit on the field that Storm believed was targeting. The referee did not throw a flag. Storm screamed at the official from the sideline and then ran onto the field to threaten him face-to-face. A criminal complaint in the case claims he threatened to “f-----g kill” the referee. Storm had to be physically restrained and removed from the stadium.

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