Originally Posted by steedo
I don't think they can make them forfeit since he was allowed to play but the state does want a decision on his eligibility prior to the playoffs so no unfair advantage is gained.
Them saying that alone makes it appear he will be declared ineligible (IMO). So no forfeits just a little black eye for the program if he is declared ineligible (again IMO).
Steedo you are stating basically what the local paper is saying, they are good at leaving many facts out. This helps people form opinions with limited information.
The court ruled him eligible at the injunction hearing. They have no recourse because the decision was ruled based on several issues.The lack of following their own procedures and poorly written paperwork (which they have since changed). They were unable to prove any wrongdoing or falsification of documents that they originally ruled was the reason for declaring him ineligible. So now they decided to go after the school "because of the high number of transfers" and search several years back of records including jr high. I wonder how many school systems could produce all the documentation they have "requested".
BTW the parents took this to court...not the school as they had nothing to do with it.
Public schools are required by law to provide an education for all kids that meet their residential requirements. With the failure of the Toledo schools there are many parents wanting their kids to attend Whitmer.
The original investigation was coincidentally started when the family told a certain private school "supporters" to leave them alone...he is attending Whitmer. The mentality of "if we can't have him nobody can".
This was when ohsaa started investigating him and followed the lead of Richard Crowell a former basketball coach at Bowsher. After the injunction hearing decision was unfavorable to ohsaa they amped up investigating Whitmer. Crowell was their main witness and he coincidentally never showed up at the court hearing.
Gotta run now.