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An Edinburgh High School senior was physically restrained and had to be escorted off the field after body-slamming the referee during a football game this week. An 18-year-old high school football player has been charged with assault after the teen charged at and body slammed a referee during a football game. Edinburgh High senior Emmanuel Duron was ejected from the football game by referee Fred Gracia after the two exchanged words over a play during the game. According to Edinburgh newspaper The Monitor, the referee ejected the player from the game "on a play that drew flags for roughing the passer after the play was dead."
An Edinburgh coach was walking with Duron off the field when he suddenly turned around and started charging at the referee. The 59-year-old man was sent flying through the air with the force of the hit and stayed on the ground for several minutes before he could stand up and walk away. Police escorted Duron from the field and he was later arrested the next morning and charged with Class A assault. His bond was set at $10,000 which he posted later that day. The referee was evaluated by medics on site for concussion symptoms and a should injury according to The Monitor.
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