For nearly a month, the story of a pair of high school football players blindsiding a referee as been the biggest story in all of the sporting world. A week ago, the two players, who have been suspended by John Jay High School in San Antonio, appeared on “Good Morning America” admitting that they had been ordered to attack the official by a coach for using what they called “racial slurs.”
According to USA TODAY’s For the Win, John Jay secondary coach Mack Breed admitted to ordering his players to hit the referee. The coach sent a letter to the school’s principal confirming Victor Rojas’s and Michael Moreno’s story they told on the show last week.
ESPN obtained the letter and in it the coach claimed that he “directed the students to make the referee pay for his racial comments and calls”.
Whether these players were ordered to do this or the coach is taking the fall for his players, everyone involved is still at fault. At this point, I would not be surprised if Breed is terminated and the two players remain suspended until the end of the football season.
It’s going to be tough convincing anyone that he deserves a second shot right now. Breed has been put on administrative leave with pay during the investigation.
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