Mack Breed: John Jay High School coach admits to placing hit on referee ‘Watch’

Updated: September 24, 2015
Mack Breed: John Jay assistant coach ordered hit on targeted Texas referee in anger

Mack Breed, John Jay assistant football coach admitted he instructed two of his players to target referee Robert Watts, according to evidence obtained by ESPN’s Outside the Lines.

Mack Breed, a 29-year-old who coaches the defensive backs and was placed on adminstrative leave, “directed the students to make the referee pay for his racial comments and calls,” according to a report from ESPN’s Outside the Lines.

Victor Rojas and Michael Moreno were ejected from the game for intentionally running into the back of official Robert Watts and hitting him while he was down on the ground. The two players could face criminal charges.

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According to the Outside the Lines report, four John Jay players said Watts used the N-word and also used language offensive to Hispanics.

Watts has declined to comment on the allegations, but his attorney said Watts denies making any racist remarks.

Moreno and Rojas are facing disciplinary hearings Wednesday at the Northside Independent School District headquarters in San Antonio, and Breed is expected at a hearing of the University Interscholastic League on Thursday in Round Rock, Texas.