BREAKING: High School Player Who Tackled Ref Charged With Assault, Currently In Jail
The win for the Edinburg High Bobcats did not come without controversy after their star defensive player decided to attack a ref.
Edinburg High’s defensive end Emmanuel Duron wanted to contest a call after tackling the opposing QB, causing Duron to get a late hit and a personal foul. He then received another flag for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected from the game after he got into a verbal altercation with referee Fred Gracia. That’s when the shocking video shows him rushing the field and attacking that ref.
Emmanuel Duron, 18, was charged with class A assault during an arraignment at the Edinburg Municipal Court. A cash surety bond of $10,000 has been set, according to The Monitor.
Edinburg CISD removed the entire team from playoff contention after the incident, according to a statement from the district.
“The district has decided to remove the Edinburg High School football team from the playoffs after an unexpected incident involving a student that occurred during a football game on December 3, 2020,” the statement read. “We extend a sincere apology to the referee and his family. On behalf of the Edinburg CISD Board of Trustees and administration, we apologize to the athletes, staff, and our school community.
“We will take the appropriate disciplinary action once we understand the facts and circumstances underlining this incident. The district takes these matters very seriously; however, we cannot comment further on a pending investigation.”
Duron was also suspended for the remainder of last year’s 2019-20 soccer season after a similar incident occurred on the field against crosstown rival Edinburg Vela.