A high school footballer is being held in jail after a truly sickening tackle on the referee.
The referee who was not expecting the tackle was hit hard from the side after making a decision in the game.
The shocking incident was captured on camera.
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The National Football League has an incredible history...But it doesn't start there - you've got to work your way into the NFL through high school football and then college football.
The NFL is responsible for our country's most iconic event...
via: Getty ImagesThe first-ever Super Bowl game kicked off in '67, though it was originally called the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game," which isn't quite as catchy, is it?
The annual championship game has become more than just a sporting spectacle...Complete with celebrity-studded halftime shows, eye-wateringly expensive ad slots, and of course, some great football to go along with it - there's no doubt the Superbowl is one of the biggest sporting events of the year.
The game was originally created as part of the merger agreement between the NFL and its rival, the American Football League (AFL).
via: ShutterstockOriginally, the game took place in early to mid-January, but now it takes place on the first Sunday in February due to the current NFL schedule.
The game continually dominates viewing figures...
via: Getty ImagesThe Super Bowl frequently tops the ranks as the most-watched broadcast in the US - firmly cementing itself as America's most-watched game and most definitely earning a grand name for the NFL.
So much so...
via: Getty ImagesThat the 2015 game still holds the title as the most-watched US telecast of all time, with a staggering viewership of 114.4 million, according to CNN.
And its record-breaking impact stretches across the Atlantic too.
via: Getty ImagesThe Super Bowl is one of the most-watched annual sporting events in the world, coming in second to the UEFA Champions League final.
And the game has given the world some heroes...
Rolle started his journey in the sport when he moved to the States.
Rolle's career got off to an amazing start...
And soon after, he was crowned the number one high school prospect in the country by ESPN.
But it wasn't just his football career that he was focused on...
But as things got more demanding on the field and in school, he had to make a choice.
Even though he had initially signed a 4-year contract with the NFL, he left the game in 2013.
Talk about a man who can do it all...
He even helped during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also revealed how his career in football gave him the mindset he needed to tackle these kinds of obstacles:
He shares a lot to Instagram.
It is heroes like Rolle, that patients can receive the help they need.
But sadly, not all footballers are heroes.
A cart is being brought out to help the ref off the field This is awful— Andrew McCulloch (@Andrew McCulloch)1607047171.0
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Emmanuel Duron, a defensive tackle at Edinburg High School in Texas, tackled a referee after being disqualified fro… https://t.co/4nITJ8P9yA— Stephen Sanchez (@Stephen Sanchez)1607050035.0