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Report: Assistant Coach Admits Ordering High School Football Players to Hit Ref

Report: Assistant Coach Admits Ordering High School Football Players to Hit Ref

Mack Breed allegedly confessed to John Jay High School principal that he instructed teens to deliver cheap shot.

Published September 23, 2015

The plot thickens.

John Jay High School football players Victor Rojas and Michael Moreno appeared on Good Morning America on Friday and said their assistant coach ordered them to blindside a referee during a game earlier this month.

Well, it turns out they were allegedly telling the truth. In a letter obtained by ESPN's Outside the Lines, assistant coach Mack Breed admitted to John Jay principal Robert Harris that he "directed the students to make the referee pay for his racial comments and calls."

The news comes as Rojas and Moreno are scheduled to attend disciplinary hearings Wednesday. According to a sideline source, referee Robert Watts used the N-word twice during the game — once before being blindsided, once after. Rojas and Moreno even said that he used racial slurs against them, prompting Breed to command the blindside hit.

Watts, speaking through his attorney, has vehemently denied using racist remarks. Breed hasn't publicly admitted to ordering the players to hit the ref, but hasn't issued any public comments since the incident, either.

If found guilty of violating the Student Code of Conduct during Wednesday's hearings at the Northside Independent School District headquarters in San Antonio, Moreno and Rojas could be expelled.

The suspended players have been temporarily assigned to an alternative school and banned from attending John Jay games.

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(Photo: ABC)

Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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