Teenaged Texas Football Player ARRESTED After Assaulting Referee During Game

Is the year 2020 some sort of test?  Are we meant to experience such madness for any other reason than to be judged by our reaction to it?  If we keep it cool, do we move on to some next echelon of being?

This collection of months has been simply wild, and things certainly aren’t calming down anytime soon.

For instance, at a high school football game in Texas this week, this happened:

The player was arrested shortly after the incident. 

The Edinburg High School football player who ran onto the field during a game to hit a referee Thursday night is now facing an assault charge.

Emmanuel Duron, 18, was charged with Class A assault around 11 a.m. Friday morning during an arraignment at the Edinburg Municipal Court.

A cash surety bond of $10,000 was set for the football player. According to jail records, he posted the bond later Friday through O. Castaneda Bail Bonds. He was released later in the evening, records show.

The incident in question occurred during a football game between Edinburg High and PSJA High at Richard R. Flores Stadium in Edinburg, where the referee, Fred Gracia, ejected Duron from the game on a play that drew flags for roughing the passer after the play was dead, and for exchanging words with the official.

The referee was attended to by onsite medical staff and resumed officiating shortly thereafter.