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Senator Lucio Sponsors Bill In Response To Referee Assault

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File photo: Edinburg's Emmanuel Duron, left, is held back by teammate Anthony Cardona after Duron charged a referee during a high school football zone play-in game against Pharr-San Juan-Alamo on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)

Students need to know there’s a line that can’t be crossed. That from Brownsville Senator Eddie Lucio Junior as he filed a bill that would automatically suspend a student from extracurricular activities if they attack a referee, judge, or any other official.

In comments to the McAllen Monitor, Lucio acknowledges the bill is a response to Emmanual Duron’s assault on a referee during an Edinburg High School football game in December.

The legislation would require a school district to suspend the offending student from UIL-sanctioned activities. After the December incident, Duron was suspended by the UIL executive committee. He was also criminally charged with assault.

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