Two Texas high school football players who appeared to intentionally tackle a referee during a game this month have been temporarily transferred to an alternative school, awaiting the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.
Multiple players from John Jay High School in San Antonio have alleged that the referee used racist remarks prior to the incident, according to ESPN.
An assistant coach has been placed on leave pending the outcome of an investigation into his role.
The University Interscholastic League, the state’s governing body for interscholastic sports, is also looking into the matter.
A version of this article appeared in the September 23, 2015 edition of Education Week as Football Players Transferred After Tackling Referee