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High School Player Who Blindsided Referee Gets Reinstated


It was the cheap shot seen around the world.

John Jay High School football player, Victor Rojas, speared an unsuspecting referee during a game last season and was promptly suspended for the act while the Texas School District investigated the situation. 

Although some were hoping Rojas would never play football again, the University Interscholatic League governs public-school athletic compeitition and has ruled in favor of giving the senior another chance. This fall he will be able to play football once again.

"The UIL ruled in the direction of forgiveness," coach Gary Gutierrez told the San Antonio Express-News. "I think when you're in the kid business, you always feel good about a second chance."

Many in Rojas' circle are hoping he'll make the most of it.