"This guy needs to pay for cheating us."
Those are the words San Antonio Jay assistant Mack Breed is accused of saying, allegedly leading to to two Jay players targeting a referee during a game with Marble Falls on Friday night.
On Tuesday, Northside ISD placed Breed on administrative leave while it investigates the matter, according to the San Antonio Express-News. Jay players targeted the official over "missed calls," and the players involved accused the referee of hurling racial slurs at them, according to the Express-News.
Northside ISD plans to lodge a complaint with the officials' association over those alleged slurs.
Needless to say, if proven, Breed should be done coaching sports. Forever.
Elsewhere, the Marble Falls Police Department is looking into whether or not to press charges against the two players. MFPD is "on the verge" of presenting its findings to Burnet County prosecutor Eddie Arredondo, who will then decide whether or not to press charges against the players. “We’re going to present a finalized investigation to the prosecution,” said Sgt. Tom Dillard. “An ultimate charging decision will be up to him.”
Both players have been suspended from school while Northside ISD investigates the matter.
Update: The UIL has released the following statement:
AUSTIN—In cooperation with the University Interscholastic League, Northside Independent School District is conducting a thorough investigation into the incident in which two students targeted an official during the football game on September 4, 2015 between San Antonio Jay High School and Marble Falls High School.
According to the district, the students involved allege that the official used a racial slur towards them and a Jay High School assistant coach made comments that could have led the students to make improper contact with the official.
Northside ISD will conduct a disciplinary hearing for the students and treat the incident as an assault on a school official. The assistant coach has been placed on administrative leave by the district while the investigation continues. The district is in the process of filing an official report to the Texas Association of Sports Officials regarding the racial slur allegations.
Interactions between coaches, students and officials should always be respectful and an official’s safety should never be compromised during a competition. The University Interscholastic League supports the initial disciplinary measures Northside ISD has taken and the UIL State Executive Committee will continue the investigation at an emergency hearing tomorrow.
The UIL State Executive Committee will convene at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Austin Marriott North in Round Rock. The committee will hear a report on alleged UIL rules violations by San Antonio Jay High School, students and coaches involved in the incident. The State Executive Committee has the authority to impose additional sanctions as appropriate.