Two Texas high school football players were caught on video blindsiding a referee, and a new development in the story implicates former Missouri safety Mack Breed.
Breed, an assistant football coach at John Jay High School, resigned on Thursday in light of a report that he ordered two of his players to hit an official, according to John Barr of ESPN’s Outside the Lines.
On Sept. 4, John Jay was playing a game in Marble Falls, Texas. Late in the fourth quarter, Breed was accused of telling players Victor Rojas and Michael Moreno to hit referee Ray Watts from behind. Earlier this week, according to Outside the Lines, Breed admitted as much to John Jay’s principal. He also told the principal that the referee was using racist language and made bad calls.
The video of this incident has garnered over 10 million views on YouTube.
The two players’ lawyer told ESPN on Wednesday that Rojas and Moreno would be eligible to return to John Jay in the spring semester.
Breed played at Missouri from 2004-08 but never saw large amounts of playing time due to injuries.
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— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 24, 2015