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Texas HS player charged with assault of referee

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There is bad sportsmanship, and then there is criminal behavior. An assault charge against a high school football player for tackling a referee is now the latter.

Emmanuel Duron, a defensive tackle for Edinburg High School in Edinburg, Texas, apparently did not agree with being ejected from a football game last night. After being ejected in the game for unsportsmanlike conduct, Duron charged the field and bull rushed the referee.

Friday morning, Duron, 18, was charged with Class A assault, Deadspin confirmed, and a $10,000 surety bond also was set.

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What the hell was this dude doing?

This is a disgusting display unlike anything I have ever seen. His own teammates and coaches rushed to subdue him after the attack, and according to reports, Duron was escorted off the field by police.

Duron is also a star HS wrestler, who was named RGVSports.com Monitor’s All-Area Boys Wrestler of the Year as a junior.

Not only did Duron make a boneheaded, selfish, and egregious mistake, but he cost his team a chance in the playoffs. The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District announced today that Edinburg is no longer eligible for postseason play.

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The referee, Fred Garcia, was eventually able to get up under his own power and was taken to the hospital to be checked for a possible concussion and shoulder injury.

Good luck getting a scholarship with that kind of outrageous behavior, Emmanuel.

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