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SAN ANTONIO - An assistant football coach at a San Antonio, Texas, high school allegedly admitted that he told players to hit a referee, ESPN reports.
According to ESPN, Mack Breed, a secondary coach at John Jay High School, told Principal Robert Harris that he ordered the hit because the referee, Robert Watts, missed calls and used racial slurs. Watts denied those allegations.
The news came after two players appeared to blindside Watts in a video from a Sept. 4 game in Marble Falls. The clip, which was posted to YouTube the next day, has been viewed nearly 11 million times.
The two players, who are 15 and 17, have been transferred to an alternative school. They could be allowed to return to John Jay High in January.
– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.