Sports John Jay assistant coach Mack Breed, accused of ordering hit on ref, resigns

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    John Jay High School assistant coach Mack Breed has resigned, according to a statement released by his attorney.

    Breed was accused of directing two players to blindside an official during a Sept. 4 game. Breed was supposed to appear this morning before a meeting of the University Interscholastic League in Round Rock, Texas, but now will not speak before the governing body of Texas high school sports.

    Outside the Lines reported earlier this week that Breed admitted to the school principal that he ordered the players to strike the official out of anger. Breed told his principal the official was using racist language and had made a series of bad calls.

    Breed's attorney, James Reeves, said in a statement Thursday that the controversy should not rest solely at his client's feet.

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    "Some people are unfairly blaming one man, Mack Breed, for everything that happened at that game," Reeves said. "Mack Breed has spent three agonizing weeks contemplating his future since the fateful football game in which two players struck a referee. It has been a difficult road for Mack as he has stood silently watching the spectacle. He has replayed that game in his mind many times wondering how it all went wrong."

    Breed's resignation comes a day after the two players, 15-year-old Victor Rojas and 17-year-old Michael Moreno, were told they would be eligible to return to their school for the spring semester, the players' lawyer told ESPN on Wednesday. The decision came after individual hearings were held by the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio.

    On Sept. 4, Rojas and Moreno blindsided official Robert Watts late in the fourth quarter of a game in Marble Falls, Texas, on a deliberate tackle from behind. The incident was captured on video and has nearly 11 million views on YouTube.

    Watts did not testify at the hearing and neither did the players. Watts released as statement Thursday denying he used racist remarks of any kind.

    "Since the night of September 4, 2015, I have learned that players and possibly coaches from John Jay High School, among others, have said that during the game, I used racial slurs and insults against John Jay High School players," Watts' statement read. "I did not do that."

    Watts also revealed in his statement that he suffered several injuries from the hit, the most serious of which is a concussion.

    According to a sideline source and the accounts provided to Outside the Lines of four John Jay players, Watts used the N-word twice during the game, once before and once after the players hit him, and also used language offensive to Hispanics.

    "As a black male, nothing offended Mack Breed more than being called a racial epithet except someone in a position of authority calling his players racial epithets," Reeves' statement read. "The slur was heard by multiple players, some of whom were not involved in the hit. A few plays after being called a '[N-word],' Moses Reynolds found himself being ejected by Watts for throwing a punch. However, the game film clearly shows that Reynolds was the recipient of multiple punches from an opposing white player who was not ejected."

    John Jay players were frustrated that no Marble Falls players were ejected during the physical contest, which included two John Jay touchdowns nullified by penalties. John Jay is predominantly a minority school. Marble Falls High School, which hosted the game, is a predominantly white school northwest of Austin, Texas.

    "The atmosphere on the sideline was a powder keg due to the news of the racial comments spreading among the players while the players watched their black teammates being ejected," Reeves said in the statement. "A JJHS coach (not Coach Breed) was flagged for yelling at the referees about the racial comments. Succumbing to the racially charged atmosphere, Coach Breed let his anger get the best of him and he made some regrettable comments. Witnesses can't agree on what the comments were, but they were interpreted by two players to mean 'hit the referee.' The witnesses agree that Breed never explicitly told them to hit the referee except for Michael Moreno, whose story continues to evolve."

    Moreno and Watts appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" last Friday, and Moreno said Breed took the two players aside and ordered them to hit Watts. Moreno said Breed had grown angry after Watts used racist language and ejected John Jay's starting quarterback earlier in the game.

    "Right before I was going to the field, he pulled me and Trenton to the side and told us, 'You need to hit that m-----f-----,'" Moreno said.

    "He was like, 'You need to hit him. You need to make him pay the price,'" Moreno added.

    "During his media tour, Michael Moreno resorted to the historical defense of 'I was just following orders.' However, we are all responsible for our own actions, and his defense will fail in this situation as it has failed in the past," Reeves said in the statement. "Moreno paints himself as a saint on television while withholding the truth that shows how out of control he was in that game. Moreno fails to mention that he was not ejected after striking the referee. He stood by while an innocent black player, Trenton Hobdy, was wrongfully ejected for Moreno's hit on the referee. Moreno followed the hit on Watts by committing another flagrant foul on the very next play. The Marble Falls High School quarterback kneeled in a victory formation, the whistle was blown, and then Moreno hit the kneeling quarterback. His behavior is exactly what one would expect from a rogue player blaming a coach for the player's actions."

    Reeves said that while others are at fault for what happened on Sept. 4, Breed too has accepted responsibility for his actions and is ready to move on.

    "In hindsight, Mack feels that he could have handled the situation better," Reeves' statement said. "For that reason, Mack has submitted his resignation and will move forward taking responsibility for his role in the events that occurred. Mack never intended for the kids to hit or hurt the referee, but the result was the same. While Mack is moving forward, others have yet to accept responsibility for their roles."
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    Good and he should never be allowed to coach kids or football on any level ever again. If that ref is guilty too, he should be banned forever. No need for them to be around kids and sports.

    Not saying what was said with the adults was right and who said what. Who knows who really said what. But you never drag kids into violence on a field or any sports arena to do your dirty work. He cost those kids big time. Cost them for his own problems.
     
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    Yoots of today are a mess cuz of the adults around them!!!
     
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    They didn't like a few calls and obviously assumed it was racially motivated, no fucking way in hell did this guy, who had been a ref for awhile, decide to start spouting racial epithets.
     
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    What in the fuck could the ref possibly be guilty of? Doesn't matter if he's the head of the fucking KKK, no coach EVER has the right to use children to inflict pain and punishment on a fucking referee. Idiot. "Oh he said something racist, he deserved ______"

    Motherfucker.
     
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    Well maybe I'm a mother fucker. :dontknow:

    What you said, I said too, above. Also in terms of the ref....I wouldn't want my kids or think other young kids should be around a ref yelling racist stuff to children or in a kids setting. That's all.
     
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    Unfuckingbelievable. So there's inferences that alleged racism should be resolved with violence, the victim of the crime is now the criminal and the perpetrators of the crime are victims. WHAT. THE. FUCK. Can people just man up and take responsibility for their behavior rather than shift around blame. The players and the coach must be charged criminally. If not, a horrible precedent will be set.
     
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    I had a friend that refereed basketball, he called every team either black or white, ie. foul on black. Makes life easier.
     
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    A win for society. Racist / corrupt ref takes a shot. Retarded coach out on the streets. 2 doofus kids diverted from violent game will hopefully reflect on their lives and consider taking a new course.
     
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    Auburn will hire him as defensive coordinator after they fire Will Muschamp
     
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    You fucking asshole. No one wants that, and no one is saying they want it. If a referee is saying racist shit, don't allow your kids on the field unless he's taken off of it. That you would give this coach any credence whatsoever, after what he is clearly guilty of, makes you a fucking dumb idiot. He cries racism because idiots like you are programmed to say, "well I abhor racism, so if the referee was racist, maybe he deserved it a little."
     
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    OK, now I'm an "asshole", "fucking idiot", etc. Ooookk. :rolleyes:


    By the way, what are you talking about?? Did you read my posts?? I said the coach is a moron and should be banned from children and sports at any level. Plus, if you read my posts here, you would know I'm not PC. Good job, again.

    Learn to read, King.
     
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    There is no need to preface "if that ref is guilty." It's victim blaming. "She was asking for it how she was dressed."
     
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    I never said he should've been hit here? Are you drunk or something? I've said the opposite in these ref gets hit threads. I never hit a ref in my life or would even have thought about it while playing. Unreal.

    OK, try listening King. IF THE REF was screaming N*****, SPIC, etc, around kids, then yes, he should be banned from being around them. IF he is guilty of that, than yes, he should be away from children. I wasn't there so I'm saying..IF. Try reading instead of blind rage posts because you didn't read the whole way through. Christ. :rolleyes:
     
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    You can't even read what you type. Are you aware of what a Straw man is? Who said he was screaming these racial epitaphs? The fucking asshole who ordered children to attack a man while his back was turned? How much credence do you give to his excuses? You seem to think that a minority can become so enraged about racism that he no longer has control of himself. Do you have any idea how fucking insulting that shit is? I've been treated differently because I'm brown. Institutionalized racism by the LAPD hurts much more than any fucking words ever can or will.
     
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    You're just not smart here. I JUST SAID a ton of times here, "I don't know he even said that stuff, but IF HE DID", AND I blasted the coach for doing that to kids and him being a moron and doing that kind of violence.

    Just move on, you're drunk and have no idea what your reading or typing.
     
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    Marble Falls? Sounds like a school Howard would love.
     
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    Nope. I just called your ass out. There was zero reason to preface your comments "but if the ref did it." You are giving credit to criminals when you take shit like that seriously.
     
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    I've long believed the worst thing about kid's sports is that they let adults get involved

    the best times we ever had playing ball where the games we just put together at the local park
     
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    You are mental.

    Anyway, IF a ref yells racial crap around children, yes he should be banned and away from kids. I'll stand by that. Plus, you were wrong about me not blasting the coach. I've blasted him here and on past threads and said it was criminal. Put down the drink.



    You yelling "asshole", "fucking idiot", "motherfucker",etc about a internet post you didn't read that well, really shows your probably one of the parents/adults causing these problems at games. Such brilliant and smart language as you argue about dumb adults at a kids game. :snicker:
     
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