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Caught on video: Texas high school football player jailed for assault after body slam of referee

UPDATE: 18-year-old Edinburg High School senior linebacker Emmanuel Duron was arrested Friday on an assault charge for the body slam of a referee captured on video during a game the night before, according to his hometown newspaper.

A judge set Duron's bond at $10,000, which had not been posted as of Friday afternoon. Jail booking records indicate Duron is 5'11 and 225 pounds.

In addition, his team has forfeited its football playoff spot as a result of the incident, the Houston Chronicle reported on Friday.

The Texas Association of Sports Officials called the incident a "vicious and deliberate assault” on one of their officials.

“We extend a sincere apology to the referee and his family,” the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District said in a statement Friday.

The Edinburg Police Department said school district police handled the arrest because the incident occurred on campus.

ORIGINAL REPORT: EDINBURG, Texas -- 2020 has made us realize how much we take for granted the great game of football.

The atmosphere, the competition, and through it all the sportsmanship.

But Thursday night at a high school game in the Rio Grande Valley, all of that was put to disgrace as Edinburg took on Pharr-San Juan-Alamo.

Edinburg's Emmanuel Duron was ejected by the officials for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

But after the ejection, Duron charges the field in a rage and body slams the head referee to the turf. He had to be restrained by a coach.

The referee was down on the field for several minutes before getting up on his own power.

Duron would leave the stadium escorted by police.

Not a good look for Texas high school football.

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Nate Ryan

Nate Ryan is an ABC-7 sports anchor/reporter.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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        1. GASLIGHT ME WILL YOU!? I Googled 13%ters So its rather obvious who hes referring to not that I needed to because bes used the term before. So No! You got it all wrong You’re just gaslighting and siding with a knee jerk reactionary Republican wannabe without the facts. Sorry to happily disappoint you two bigots, The football player is not Black!!! ‘Playing The Race card?’ that’s old hat and kettle calling the pot Black when in actuality I am tacking intolerance & Negrophobia. Whenever & whenever.Whereas you two and others up in here seem to delight in promoting ignorance & intolerance! I got an app for that!

          1. Your incoherent babbling explains much of your ignorance. Inventing words and following the demoKKKrat narrative only makes you an imbecilic lemming. Stick your app up your arse.

  1. That official needs to file charges. This is a direct result if removing discipline and God from schools. “Positive Behavior interventions and Strategies” won’t fix crap like that.

    1. Ignorant religious superstition has caused more violence than any one thing. The “removing of god” from schools has nothing to do with violent people like this idiot who needs to spend some time in a Texas prison. Of course, he is most likely a first time offender which means he will end up with probation or deferred adjudication. People who have been educated above the 4th or 5th grade and still believe in gods ghosts and goblins in the 21st century are the most dangerous inhabitants of our planet.

      1. Nope. Wrong as usual. I’ve been an Educator for 30 years and I’ve seen a direct correlation in the removal of God and discipline from schools and the behavior of punks like this. Most of them have the same belief system as you by the way.

      2. “People who have been educated above the 4th or 5th grade and still believe in gods ghosts and goblins in the 21st century are the most dangerous inhabitants of our planet.”
        And yet the prisons are filled with the non God believing degenerates of any religion. Hell they don’t even believe in God till they are in there. Why is that I wonder? Maybe they believe in ghosts?

          1. You have to understand Mark Turner just found out what a tort is so now he has to use his new word every day.

    1. This is where a whole institute gets punished for the acts of one individual. Remember the Floyd incident? One cop. The one who actually was brutal to Floyd is responsible for Floyd dying. Yet BLMers, antifa and the media blamed a whole system of honest cops for that fools action. Ask yourself. Is that the way we need to correct bad behavior? Blame the whole system? The did and his parents need to be punished. But why the whole school?

      1. That’s the way it works. When one member of any group screws up, the whole group suffers consequences. For example look at the Republican Party. The orange buffoon’s failed presidency has tainted the entire party. Republicans are not even served in many restaurants. I don’t do business with them anymore and that’s probably not fair

        1. In that case the demoKKkrats should be forever be tainted with the sins of the slave owners which were all demoKKKrats including you bigot. Lets burn all the homes of demoKKKrats even if they had nothing to do with slavery. They deserve to be punished simply because they belong to a political party that supports slavery of the masses. So comrade turners desert ranch and lil green tractor should be burned to the grown in turner’s view.

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