High school football: Two Jordan players ruled ineligible

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  • Football53 Sandy, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 6:46 p.m.

    I think the real problem is the coaches who are recruiting these athletes to play for Jordan. They recruited Gajkowski's just to lose one of them to Lone Peak. I feel for those kids who come up through the Jordan little league and are ready to play high school ball just to get replaced by illegal recruits from California or Cottonwood or Brighton. Good luck diggers.....

  • BigBenzo88 Herriman, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 2:34 p.m.

    This article is somewhat confusing. Why did these 2 players need a hardship waiver in the first place? I though any player moving from out of state could establish residency at their school of choice.

    The boys should not be punished for the faults of the parents/adults. If these two players are who I think they are...then they both D-I caliber athletes. Missing their entire Junior year will irrevocably damage their high school athletic resume.

    I am wondering what options did the UHSAA give these 2 boys? Can they play at another school or are they simply disqualified from playing football in Utah this year? If they cannot play at all this year, then an appeal should be opened to look more closely into this. Athletes only get 4 years to play high school football...to lose 25% of that on a mistake/fraud by parents/adults is unfair to the players. Some type of alternative should be given so that at the very least, the boys can play somewhere. My other question is how did this come to be when we are already 4 weeks into the football season???

    Strange case to say the least!!!!

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Sept. 5, 2012 2:10 p.m.

    Don't play with dynamite LOL

  • Prep Fan 89 Draper, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    I had a feeling the first comment in this thread would be one that defended our "win at all cost" culture that we live in.

    whoisjohngalt - Shame on the people who forged documents to try and buck the system to be eligible for football. Shame on those adults who led two teens 800 miles away from their home to play football. This story is about WAY more than you enjoying a football game on Friday night. And shame on all of the adults that have lied to the UHSAA in the past that have successfully transferred their kids by breaking rules.

    The UHSAA absolutely did the right thing, and the adult who forged documents should be shown jail time.

  • UTOutlaw North Salt Lake, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 10:34 a.m.

    Shame on the UHSAA?!? How about shame on the "guardian" for taking 3 months to fill out paperwork and then when he finally does fill it out, he forges it. I am starting to think that you have a grudge against the UHSAA and that you don't read articles to get the whole story...

  • whoisjohngalt Holladay, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 9:00 a.m.

    Sad. Shame on the UHSAA. Leaving kids out of sports. Sports is a HUGE motivator to keep kids in school. Some kids would not even go to school if they didn't have sports. Most H.S sport athletes are motivated to keep their GPA up in order to be qualify to play sports. Shame on the UHSAA. Sad sad.