High school football coach in Texas admits he ordered players to hit ref

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - It was the hit seen round the world; two John Jay High School football players tackled a referee and garnered more than 10 million views on YouTube.

Wednesday, Victor Rojas and Michael Moreno faced a disciplinary hearing for their actions. Because they're minors, the results of that hearing will not be made public.

What was outed publicly was a letter written by assistant coach Mack Breed. According to ESPN, Breed admits he "directed the students to make the referee pay for his racial comments and calls."

"He told one of my Hispanic friends, 'Speak English. This is America,'" Rojas told Good Morning America last week. "To an African-American on our team, he called him the n-word."

The ref's attorney denies his clients said those things, but the players aren't backing down.

"I wouldn't lie about this situation," said Moreno. "As bad as it's gotten, the truth needs to be told."

Either way, it sounds like both parties could offsides.


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