Texas School District Investigating High School Players After Targeting Referee

A Texas school district is investigating the situation involving a referee and two football players.

 

Two players from John Jay High School were ejected after targeting a referee for what they felt was a "bad call." One player ran into the referee from behind and the other player dove on him while he was on the ground. 

 

(Warning: The video is disturbing.)

 

Northside Independent School District AD Stan Laing called the incident "very disturbing." They are looking in to what led to the actions.

 

John Jay ended up losing to Marble Falls High School, 15-9.

 

"I've coached 14 years and I've never seen anything like it," Marble Falls head coach Matt Green said.

 

There's talk surrounding the referee, and that he is looking to press charges over the incident.

 

UPDATE: The two players involved have been suspended from the team and school. Wayne Elliott, the Austin Football Officials Association secretary, told The Associated Press he hopes "those two kids never play football again."

 

The investigation is still ongoing.

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