The Texas highschool soccer participant who ran onto the sphere and shoved a referee to the turf after being ejected from a recreation Thursday evening was charged with misdemeanor assault Friday.

Emmanuel Duron, 18, was charged at an arraignment listening to in Edinburg Municipal Courtroom. Bond was set at $10,000, and Duron was launched from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Jail after posting the bond by means of a bail bondsmen, The Monitor newspaper (McAllen, Texas) reported.

If convicted on the Class A cost, Duron might withstand a 12 months in jail and/or a superb of as much as $4,000.

Duron, a senior defensive lineman/kicker/punter at Edinburg Excessive Faculty, was escorted from Edinburg’s Richard R. Flores Stadium by 4 Edinburg law enforcement officials after he leveled referee Fred Gracia following his ejection within the second quarter. Gracia tossed Duron for committing a private foul and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the identical play. The Monitor reported that Duron acquired the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for exchanging phrases with Gracia after being flagged for a late hit.

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Gracia, 59, finally walked off the sphere. He was later evaluated for for a attainable concussion and a shoulder damage, The Monitor’s Andrew McCulloch reported. The sport proceeded with a short-handed officiating crew.

Gracia’s daughter Iris posted Friday on Twitter that her father was “doin’ alright.”

Edinburg defeated Pharr-San Juan-Alamo North 35-21 for a berth within the Texas state playoffs in Class 6A Division 1, however the Edinburg Consolidated Unbiased Faculty District forfeited the spot Friday due to Duron’s actions.

“We lengthen a honest apology to the referee and his household. On behalf of the Edinburg CISD Board of Trustees and administration, we apologize to the athletes, workers, and our college group,” the district mentioned in a press release revealed by The Monitor.

“We are going to take the suitable disciplinary motion as soon as we perceive the details and circumstances underlining this incident. The district takes these issues very severely; nonetheless, we can not remark additional on a pending investigation.”

Dozens of Edinburg gamers gathered at metropolis corridor Friday afternoon to ask the town and the college district to permit the group to compete in subsequent week’s playoffs, The Monitor reported. 

The Monitor reported Thursday that Duron — who can also be a high wrestler — was concerned in the same incident when he was taking part in soccer for Edinburg final college 12 months. He was suspended for the rest of the season then.