UIL permits San Antonio football player back on field after referee incident

The San Antonio John Jay High School student involved in an on-field incident with a referee, Victor Rojas, was granted permission Tuesday from the University Interscholastic League to continue to play in competitive sports.

As reported by KENS 5 Eyewitness News, the Rojas appeared at a UIL hearing on in Austin to discuss his eligibility.

The committee unanimously agreed (5-0) to allow Rojas to return to competition this fall for his senior year. However, the John Jay High School Athletic Coordinator will determine whether or not the student will be allowed to compete for the school.

Rojas may also be required to sign a contract with specific behavioral or other stipulations.

Rojas made national headlines in 2015 after he and a teammate tackled a referee during a game against Marble Falls High School. Both were suspended from all UIL activities for the 2015-2016 school year.