Officials: Football players hit referee after alleged slur

Officials: Football players hit referee after alleged slur
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AND POLICE ARE NOW INVESTIGATING. ED LAVANDERA REPORTS. >>Reporter: UNDER THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS OF TEXAS, THIS GAME ENDS WITH A STUNNING SHOT. ONE PLAYER FROM SAN ANTONIO’S JOHN JAY HIGH SCHOOL SPEARS A GAME REFEREE IN THE BACK AND THEN A SECOND PLAYER STRIKES. THE VIDEO CLIPS HAVE BEEN WATCHED ONLINE MILLIONS OF TIMES IN JUST A FEW DAYS. >>THE INCIDENT IS SHAMEFUL TO US AND IS DEEPLY TROUBLING TO ALL OF US WHO FOR MANY YEARS HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH ATHLETICS AND WITH EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT. >>Reporter: THE VIDEO WAS SO SHOCKING THAT THE LOCAL PROSECUTOR IN MARBLE FALLS, TEXAS, WHERE THE GAME WAS PLAYED IS CONSIDERING FILING ASSAULT CHARGES AGAINST THE TWO PLAYERS. BOTH HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL. BUT THE JARRING VIDEO DOESN’T APPEAR TO TELL THE WHOLE STORY. SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAID SOME PLAYERS WERE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE OFFICIATING THROUGHOUT THE GAME, AND THEY SAY IT’S POSSIBLE THAT ONE OF THE SCHOOL’S ASSISTANT COACHES, MACK BREED, MIGHT HAVE INFLUENCED THE PLAYERS’ BEHAVIOR BY TELLING SOME PLAYERS THAT THE, QUOTE, REFS SHOULD PAY FOR CHEATING US. BREED HAS BEEN PUT ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. >>MAYBE THE EMOTIONS GOT THE BEST OF HIM, BASED ON HIS OPINION ON OFFICIATING AND THE ALLEGED COMMENTS. YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHAT’S VERY DIFFICULT FOR US BECAUSE THAT’S NOT WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT. >>Reporter: ACCORDING TO SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS, THE TWO PLAYERS, A SOPHOMORE AND A SENIOR, ALSO ALLEGE THAT THE GAME’S REF DIRECTED TWO DIFFERENT RACIAL SLURS AT THE JAY FOOTBALL PLAYERS DURING THE GAME. THE GAME UMPIRE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS ROBERT WATTS. HE REPORTEDLY TOLD TEXASHIGHSCHOOLFOOTBALL.COM I’D LIKE TO KEEP MY OFFICIATING QUIET. LIBEL AND SLANDER HAVE BEEN COMMITTED AGAINST ME. I WILL BE CONTACTING THE APPROPRIATE PEOPLE SOON AND ANY STATEMENT FROM ME WILL COME AT A LATER DATE. DESPITE THE ALLEGATIONS, SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS REMAIN CRITICAL OF THE PLAYERS TARGETING A DEFENSELESS REFEREE.>>OUT IN THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITION, THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY AND RESPECT NEEDS TO BE GIVEN TO THOSE

67 thoughts on “Officials: Football players hit referee after alleged slur

  1. how about report that the kurds are being bombed ..yea those who are helping fight isis are getting bombed by turkey

  2. America is under the control of genocidal maniacs who'll soon take our money, property, and eventually our lives; but nevermind that, this ref is making bad calls in our mindless sporting event; Americans r brainwashed and dumb.

  3. One thing for sure. That's referee won't be saying the N-word to anyone any time soon. Long time ago when I was a kid in middle school, a white guy called me the N-word. I reported it to the principal. He didn't do shit. Sometimes you have to take things into your own hands. Every since then I don't let that shit slide. I bloodied a dude's lip at a bar and pushed him around a bit for saying that shit to me.

  4. come on its just a joke….. no one can take a joke no more……   I remember they did this back in early 99s and no one got in trouble for it back then…. so why now???

  5. if he said the n-word the ref should have been dealt with
    but to hit a ref in the back is just wrong
    #whiterefereesmatter

  6. when will someone be accountable for words that lead to negative reaction. if he just did his job and ref the game equally then these two kids would have never hit him. everyone is wrong and everyone should be punish according to their own action.

  7. Thats bullshit that the ref said anything to those Punks! They are just saying that to throw what they did back on the ref so they can get off! Only CHICKEN SHIT PUSSIES would hit someone from behind like that! Those COWARDS should be arrested for aggravated assault using their helmets and pads as deadly weapons! They could have broken that refs neck! They should also be kicked Completely out of school along with their coach! WHAT PUSSIES!

  8. That should happen to the referee who made up the stupid Tuck Rule in the Raiders vs Patriots game 2001. IT WAS A FUMBLE!!!!

  9. Why should they suspend them from school… He's on the field, protect yourself at all time… That's why ref's are getting paid…

  10. I hope the prosecuting attorney files assault charges against the two players and the coach who told them to do it.  This hit was because the players and coach were unhappy with the officiating. Regarding the alleged racial slur, that's made-up-bullshit after the cowardly assault to try to cover their weak asses. Furthermore, I hope that ref sues the shit out of those players, the coach and the  school district.

  11. See how sick and twisted the media is by inserting a rumor first, then giving the facts of the story. Next you will see numerous other stories about refs getting unintentionally hit. That's how they spin that junk.

  12. The actions of the players and coach make me unwilling to believe anything they say. They committed a crime. Assault. I am a retired coach. Why are they teaching people to react violently to any imagined slight? Hurt the ref. Burn down the town. Shoot some people. Do anything except deal with things properly. Bad calls and treated unfairly? Everything is on video and media is instant today. Easy to get the truth out there and hold someone accountable. Just as these guys all made choices they need to pay for. This wasn't just a "mistake" it was an attempt to hurt, and could have killed a defenseless man. All three should be arrested.

  13. The ref claims he never used any slurs. The players look hispanic ,the coach was black so exactly which race is he accused of slurring? The ref said that they are lying and the coach was upset the calls on the field weren't going his way.The coach told the boys MAKE HIM PAY. These pea brain fools listened to the sorry excuse for a coach and assaulted the ref. Do I believe there were racial slurs? It doesn't matter ! As a coach that's not an acceptable way to handle it. Don't send kids to do your dirty work as you hide on the sideline.

  14. some people need to grow up do I think what they did was right no I don't but do I blame them for doing what they did no this racist shit is getting old some of you people have no ideal why y'all don't like black people maybe because your parents or grandparents raised y'all this way its 2015 we are all supposed to be children of God we all bleed red not black and white its a reason he put both colors on this earth I can promise you he doesn't make mistakes but some of these comments are horrible because y'all or truly cowards with a yellow streak on your back because I know y'all smile and talk to black people on a daily basis but I'm willing to bet my pay check nether one y'all will tell those people how you truly feel because y'all are scared weak little bitches that hide behind comments and mask come out the dark stand up and tell the world to its face how you really feel I probably would have more respect for you but at this point I don't because I know the ones that's on here expressing there hate is because they are jealous deep down inside because blacks are doing what they want and when they want now no more slaves sorry clean up your own shit and pick your own cotton I have a lot of white friends and I even have family members that are white and I'm so glad the look at heart more than they look at color you hate someone because of there color and you don't even know them is ignorant!!!

  15. First off, the players weren't black, so keep your racism in check. If you've never had a racial slur directed at you, there's no way you can tell someone how to react.

  16. Fuckk your Ultimate respect ! Some reffs Aren't Qualified At any price , For a total Lack Of character , And intestinal fortitude!

  17. This was in San Antonio, where I played for Holy Cross and after hearing about this awful incident, many of the San Antonio catholic schools (Including mine), were looked upon from that point on as cheating and violent. These two little cock suckers deserve more punishment than received already.

  18. That was funny as hell sometimes it's nice to see some of the @$$holes get nailed for shitty calls and favoritism of there personal home teams.

  19. Arrest those kids. Doesn't matter whether or not they were told to do it, time to grow up. Jump off a cliff, oh so you're not gonna do that too. Prove he said anything negative, you can't just accuse people to get out of trouble.

  20. And it was proven he never said anything racist. The coach was charged along with the two students. The ref recieved compensation and medical payout for the injuries sustained during this vicious attack. Another fake hate crime exposed.

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