Texas H.S. Football Players Face Charges After Tackling Ref
Two high school football players could face charges after tackling a referee during a game. But how bad does a hit have to be before it's a crime?By Grant Suneson | September 8, 2015
Two Texas high school football players could face charges after back-to-back cheap shots during a game Friday. But it wasn't against another player. No, they went after the referee.
One player from John Jay High School decked the ref from behind, then another dove into him while he was on the ground. Both were ejected from the game and later dismissed from the team.
"The incident is extremely disturbing. Not the sportsmanlike behavior we teach students," said an NISD spokesman.