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Football Players Suspended for Ref Hit

Two Texas high-school football players have been suspended and could face charges after tackling a referee during a game Friday night. The two defensive backs from John Jay High School near San Antonio leveled the official during the game against Marble Falls. One of the players hit the referee from behind, causing the ref’s head to snap back and the other player then piled on top. Both players were ejected from the game and suspended indefinitely from both the team and school pending an investigation. News of the hit even reached the NFL Referees Association, which condemned the hit and called it “inexcusable.”