Father Of Illinois High School Football Player Poses As Referee A lawsuit filed by parents at the Simeon Career Academy says the man attended the game in a referee's uniform and helped sway the outcome of the game. His son's team, Nazareth Academy, won.
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Father Of Illinois High School Football Player Poses As Referee

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Father Of Illinois High School Football Player Poses As Referee

Father Of Illinois High School Football Player Poses As Referee

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A lawsuit filed by parents at the Simeon Career Academy says the man attended the game in a referee's uniform and helped sway the outcome of the game. His son's team, Nazareth Academy, won.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. It's high school football playoff season, and the parent of an Illinois player left nothing to chance. He allegedly attended a game in a referee's uniform. He worked his way into the game standing on the sidelines talking with the real refs, and his son's team, Nazareth Academy, came back to win. The Chicago Tribune says boosters of the losing team are suing, but the fake ref defended himself on Facebook saying I didn't make one bad call. I made sure the best team won. It's MORNING EDITION.

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