High School Football Players Suspended for Hitting Referee
Two football players at John Jay High School in Texas could face charges for intentionally tackling a referee in the middle of a play on Friday.
The two defensive backs hit the back judge from behind near the end of the game. The ref had ejected two other John Jay players earlier in the game.
Both players were immediately ejected from the game and later suspended indefinitely from the team and from school, pending an investigation by the Northside Independent School District. The referee was "very upset" and "wanting to press charges," Austin Football Officials Association secretary Wayne Elliott said.
"The first thing we want is that those two kids never play football again," said Elliott, who declined to release the referee's name and added he was seeking guidance from the state officials association