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District: 2 Players Allege Ref Made Racial Slur Before Hit

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Posted at 8:42 AM, Sep 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 13:15:47-04

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Officials with a San Antonio school district say two football players accused of ramming into a referee during a high school game allege the referee directed racial slurs at them.

Northside Independent School District Superintendent Brian T. Woods says an assistant football coach accused of suggesting the students retaliate against the referee has been placed on leave.

Woods says the two suspended John Jay High School students will have a disciplinary hearing.

Woods also says the district will file a complaint about the racial slur allegation with the Texas Association of Sports Officials.

Michael Fitch, the association's executive director, didn't immediately return a call Tuesday seeking comment.

The incident, captured on video, happened during a game Friday between John Jay and Marble Falls High School, north of San Antonio.

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