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Tim Green and Skaneatelas High.


There has been an investigation.  People were interviewed.  Statements were written.  Section III was notified.  So far, it has come to this:  The entity in charge of Section III  (are they just known as simply Section III themselves??) suspended the SHS football team pending the review of the schools OWN internal investigation.  Apparently, SHS coaches (Tim Green is never specifically accused) have been attempting to recruit kids from others schools. 

Whether or not you are in the know as far as HS football, recruiting of any form  is not allowed in NYS.  Four transfers occurred last year at Skaneatelas, and all four happened to be football playing young men.  Here is the juicy part though, Section III cleared these kids to play this year. 

Now, on the eve of the playoffs, Section III launches an inquisition (so to speak) about the practices of the coaches at SHS.  Like I noted above, Skaneatelas investigates, and Section III ONLY REVIEWS and RULES on the matter, they don't actually investigate themselves, or try to validate any claims made in the investigations done by the school.  The claims, by the way, are made mostly by kids from other schools claiming Skaneatelas "coaches" contacted them about transferring.

So, after going 8-0 this season, and looking like the State Champs (of section III), Section III hands down a suspension yesterday based on the investigations, basically forcing SHS to forfeit.  Even AFTER they cleared all transferred students at the beginning of the year, even AFTER stating every single student/athlete was eligible. 

 

Today, the courts became involved, and the judge ruled in favor of the team, placing a restraining order on Section III and their ruling, basically voiding their ruling and allowing SHS to play.

Pretty interesting stuff.  It has been all over ESPN radio in Syracuse, but I thought I would share for those out of town.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/10/skaneateles_wins_in_court_judg.html

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