Transcript for Assistant Coach Put on Leave for After Texas High School Referee Incident
Our thanks to Ryan and now the latest on that high school football referee blindsided on the field by two players. Those players now allege the ref directed racial slurs at them. And one of their coaches has been placed on paid leave for what he allegedly said to them. ABC's T.J. Holmes has the details. Reporter: The two players responsible for this vicious takedown of a referee tell school officials they were retaliating for bad calls and his bad words. The players were feeling lots of frustration by what they perceived to be missed or wrong calls by the refs. The players also allege racial slurs were directed at them by the umpire. Reporter: District offs now filing a formal complaint against the referee and another possible contributing factor, one of their coaches. Since coach mack breed is now on paid leave as allegedly telling the players, quote, that guy needs to pay for cheating us. His alleged suggestion to the students was inappropriate and could have led to this incident. Reporter: Meanwhile, the ref is speaking out reportedly telling thepolice, they discover 50-year-old Zachery erviingomut O ofheag G tear stabbed and covered in blood. Laterice his son hit him then a otgushn. Upstrsai Yvonne Ervin is found lying beside her bed badly beaten. Outside Cameron upset. According to the police report telling officers just shoot me W and I jtus tried to parents. Who does that? This id veowi song both young men being booked at the Cameron's high school friends 're keshocd.t
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