Texas school district suspends players after referee hit


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MARBLE FALLS, Texas (AP) — A San Antonio School district has suspended from the team two football players who collided with a referee.

Northside Independent School District athletic director Stan Laing told KENS5-TV (http://bit.ly/1Kzcx7I ) that the incident Friday was “disturbing” and “inexcusable.”

Video showed the referee watching the play, and his head snapping back when he is leveled from behind. The other player then dove on top of him.

University Interscholastic League spokeswoman Kate Hector says the school sports governing body is working with the school district and officials on the investigation.

The team from John Jay High School in San Antonio was playing Marble Falls High School in Marble Falls, located about 90 miles north of San Antonio.

Before the referee was hit, two Jay players had been ejected on separate plays.


Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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