UPDATE: High School Football Player Charged With Assault After Hitting Referee
UPDATE: It is being reported that the player involved in this incident has been charged with Class A assault with a cash bond set at $10,000. The team is no longer eligible for postseason play due to the incident.
According to a CBS Sports report, Senior football player for the Edinburg High Bobcats, Emmanuel Duron, was charged with assault after being ejected from a game and retaliating in the form of a blind-side hit on the referee.
This is not the first incident the high-school athlete has been involved in, as he was suspended during 2019-2020 soccer season for a similar incident according to the article.
A star player for the Edinburg Bobcats, Duron was also named the All-Area Wrestler of the Year and is obviously an above-average athlete.
While the Bobcats did end up winning the game, their season will be ended due to the actions of Duron. You hate to see such a talented athlete with a promising future throw it all away like this.
If you want to see the original story along with video of the incident, keep reading below...
Things got really ugly after a Texas high school football player was ejected from a game at Edinburg High School. The official took a blind-side hit from a player and is being evaluated for a concussion.
You can also see the coverage on Twitter below via @ByAndyMcCulloch followed by the video of the incident posted by @_7santiago
In the video, you can see the referee announce the ejection of a player, followed by the player running back onto the field to blindside hit the referee.
According to the follow up post by @ByAndyMcCulloch the referee was hit by the very same player that hit him. The ref struggled to get up, as the game continued with the hopes of a fill-in referee to join the crew.
With the player in question off of the premises, we can hope that this game continues on without further incident.
Some on Twitter are not happy with the video...
Hopefully there are consequences for whoever is responsible in this situation. I am not sure how an ejected player is allowed to get back onto the field after a referee has told you to leave. But, you have to remember that these are high-school football players that are filled with adrenaline.
Crazy things happen, but this one should not have.