Texas Prep Player + Coach Hit With Severe Penalties!
Edinburg High School defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron who was ejected from a game and went back on the field and hit an official has received more stern penalties. The Bobcats head football coach JJ Leija also received stern penalties. Read on for more about the Texas Prep Player Penalties…
— CelebNSports247 (@CNS24_7) December 16, 2020
CelebnSports247.com reports that both coach JJ Leija and defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron are being punished for the Texas prep players’ “inappropriate physical contact with an official.”
The incident between high school football player Emmanuel and the referee took place last week on December 3rd.
Here is what is being reported per The Monitor:
During an at-times tense executive committee hearing Monday morning, the University Interscholastic League voted unanimously to levy additional penalties and punishments on Edinburg High School, Bobcats head football coach JJ Leija and defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron after an incident Dec. 3 when Duron made “inappropriate physical contact with an official,” after being ejected from a District 31-6A zone play-in game against the PSJA High Bears.
The end result will see Duron suspended from all UIL activities for the rest of his senior academic year.
Duron already faces assault charges from the incident:
The report continues:
Duron already faces assault charges from the incident, which saw him knock longtime official Fred Gracia to the field after the player was hit with a personal foul and subsequently ejected.
The 18-year-old was charged with class A assault during an arraignment and booked into Hidalgo County jail before posting a $10,000 surety bond.
His coach, JJ Leija, received a one-year probation period beginning at the start of the 2021-22 academic year. Additionally, Edinburg High’s athletic programs will go on a probationary period that will begin immediately and conclude at the end of the 2022-23 school year.
Duron said Monday:
I’d like to say that I’m sorry for what happened to my coaches, my family and to the UIL.”
This was not the first incident for Duron, and his apology is too late!
What are your thoughts about Texas Prep Player + Coach Hit With Severe Penalties?