HS Football Players Who Crushed Ref Say Coach Told Them To
Sometimes, the wisdom of Springfield's honorable Judge Synder is a reasonable explanation for the youthful indiscretions of a couple of kids with raging hormones and some unresolved emotional issues. "Boys will be boys" he's told Bart, like, 50 million times. Of course, sometimes it's not, because the kids are actually horrible little monsters with no regard for the existence of others. Most of the time, the best way to look at these kinds of situations is somewhere in between "give 'em a break" and "lock 'em up."
For Victor Rojas and Michael Moreno, it's gonna be awfully hard for anyone to believe their premeditated attack on a defenseless referee during a San Antonio-area high school football game last Friday was anything less than psychopathy. No one on a football field deserves to be blindsided by armored athletes. No one -- and literally everyone on Earth knows this, considering that coldcocking strangers in public is universally frowned upon (at least last time we checked). So their defense -- that their coach told them to hit Robert Watts because he aimed racial slurs toward their teammate during the game -- doesn't change anything.
It's the old "if your coach told you to jump off a bridge" idea, right?
The two appeared this morning on "Good Morning America" with their attorney, and spoke to George Stephanopoulos with contrition and a tinge of apathy (high school kids are hard to read).
Their coach is currently being investigated for his role in the attack.
What do you think? Are these kids less at fault if their coach told them to take out the unsuspecting back judge? Does it matter if the guy said something horrible to one of their players?
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