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Prosecutor aims to make decision this week on John Jay players who blindsided official | USA Today High School Sports

John Jay attack

John Jay attack

The Burnet County, Texas, prosecutor says he is expecting a decision this week on whether charges will be filed surrounding the two San Antonio John Jay players who blindsided an official during a Sept. 4 game.

“We haven’t made a final decision, but we’re whittling it down,” prosecutor Eddie Arrendondo told USA TODAY Sports on Monday.

The incident in the Jay-Marble Falls game took place in Marble Falls and police there have been in charge of the investigation. Arrendondo said a portion of the investigation has been turned over to his office and the police are finalizing their investigation.

He also said his office has received some subpoenaed information and is awaiting more information that was subpoenaed.

“We’ll take a look at it and we’ll decide what charges, if any, should be filed against the individuals,” he said. “Once we made those decision, we will notify the person and they be given an opportunity to turn themselves in if cases do get filed and then the court process will start from there.”

Arrendondo would not say how many people are facing charges, but the probe has extended beyond the players, Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas, who hit umpire Robert Watts late in the game amid allegations of unfair calls and racial slurs.

Watts has repeatedly denied that he used racial slurs.

Moreno, a senior, and Rojas, a sophomore, are serving 75 days in Northside school district’s alternative school and are eligible to return to Jay on Jan. 15, their attorney has said.


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