A John Jay High School (Texas) assistant football coach has been suspended for allegedly telling two of his players to lay blind-side hits on a referee as punishment for calls he made during the game.
According to Yahoo, coach Mack Breed allegedly told senior Michael Moreno and sophomore Victor Rojas, “that guy needs to pay for cheating us,” in reference to victim Robert Watts. (RELATED: Texas High School Football Players Face Criminal Charges For Assaulting Ref [VIDEO])
School superintendent Brian Woods released the following statement in regards to the incident:
All of us are heartbroken over the situation that occurred at the game Friday night between John Jay and Marble Falls. The incident is shameful and in no way reflects who Northside ISD and Jay High School are. There are almost 3,000 students who attend Jay HS, a school that has a long rich history which is well earned.
A police investigation in Moreno and Rojas’ actions is still ongoing, but the pair will likely be charged with assaulting a school official.