Assistant high school coach says he ordered players to take out referee

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two Texas high school football players who hit a referee during a game earlier this month will remain in alternative school for the rest of the year.

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two Texas high school football players who hit a referee during a game earlier this month will remain in alternative school for the rest of the year.

Officials with Northside Independent School District in San Antonio have decided senior Michael Moreno and sophomore Victor Rojas will remain in alternative school for 75 days. Their attorney, Jesse Hernandez, says they will be eligible to return to their regular classes at John Jay High School on Jan. 15.

The decision came after a closed-door disciplinary hearing Wednesday.

In an internal district statement, John Jay High principal Robert Harris said assistant coach Mack Breed told him he directed the students to hit the referee because the ref had used racial slurs and had missed calls. Details from the statement were first reported by ESPN.

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