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Former John Jay Coach Pleads Guilty to Assault


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The notorious hit on a referee during a September football game between John Jay and Marble Falls high schools has resulted in a criminal conviction.

Burnet County attorney Eddie Arredondo announced in a press release that former John Jay High School assistant coach Mack Breed plead guilty to assault causing bodily injury, a Class A misdemeanor.

Breed turned himself in at the Marble Falls Police Department today and entered his plea this afternoon after reaching a deal that keeps him out of jail for a year.

Arredondo says in a press release that Breed was sentenced to 12 months in Burnet County Jail and received a $3,500 fine. However, under the deal, Breed was placed on probation for 18 months; he must surrender his Texas Teaching Certificate; Breed must complete an anger management program; he must perform 120 hours of community service; and Breed has to pay restitution to the referee.

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The two players — Michael Moreno, 17, and 15-year-old Victor Rojas — were sentenced during a Northside Independent School District in September to 75 days in alternative school. Now the teens are also facing criminal charges.

The students alleged the referee used racial slurs, which the referee denied.

Moreno is considered an adult by the Texas Penal Code. Arredondo says in the Burnet County press release that he may be charged with assault and aggravated assault.

"Investigation regarding others involved in the assault is ongoing, and charges against player Michael Moreno and an un-named juvenile are expected to be filed shortly," the press release states.

Rojas will be charged in juvenile court. 

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