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(NEWSER) – John Jay High School's assistant football coach has fessed up to telling two players to hit a refereefrom behind during a Sept. 4 game in Texas. School principal Robert Harris says Mack Breed admitted he "directed the students to make the referee pay for his racial comments and calls," reports ESPN.

Four players and a source on the sidelines say official Robert Watts used the N-word once before and once after he was tackled and told a Hispanic player, "this is America, speak English," per USA Today; Watts denies using any racist remarks. Harris says Breed asked the team's head coach what would happen to the players, Victor Rojas, 15, and Michael Moreno, 17, after the game. When he was told they'd be removed from the team, Breed admitted to ordering the hit, Harris says.

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