High school football: 2 Jordan Beetdiggers take eligibility ruling to court

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  • rmk South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 7, 2012 11:57 p.m.

    No anyone on the board with the kids at heart just 3 egos that want to send a message while ruining a kids change at college. Why do we have UHSAA running public funded sports. They are not elected nor is anyone elected in charge of it. The state legislature needs to get this under control.

  • Prep Fan 89 Draper, UT
    Sept. 7, 2012 12:41 p.m.

    As was stated in one of the other articles, the boys have been at Jordan since May. They have had plenty of time to get this figured out, and in the months that they had to prepare someone chose to forge documents. Live and learn, it's pretty simple.

  • slcftball Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2012 10:26 a.m.

    This is dumb

    They are in eligible

    Like illegal aliens, do it the right way or it's wrong

    The players had plenty if time to do it the right way

    If u think the kids didn't know everything, you are very naive

    No way they should be able to play... Facts are facts

  • Gunner South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 7, 2012 9:52 a.m.

    Outside of the fact that the entire family moved in the Bingham boundaries, AND they didn't forge their documents!

  • Wolverine 04 South Jordan, Ut
    Sept. 7, 2012 8:59 a.m.

    I agree with BEETS above. I wonder if these players would have been eligible if they had transferred to Bingham? Curious how the Kearns players transferred to Bingham soley for athletic reasons and because their Dad couldn't be the OC, but just because they supposedly moved the transfer was granted.Disappointing decisions by the UHSAA.

  • Mokie Mokie1735, UT
    Sept. 7, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    BEETS, lessons need to be taught to everyone. If the UHSAA allows the kids to play under your justification that they didn't know so don't punish them, then every school will tell the guardians of transfers to forge the signature because the students will still be allowed to play since they didn't know about it. It is unfortunate that the kids get punished for something they didn't know about, but the precedent it would set is not a good one.

    Also, if conditions were so bad where they lived, why did it take until their senior year to move them, or even until the end of summer right before school started? If they knew the schools they were in were bad for them, move them at the end of the year before summer. There are too many negative situations with this transfer that makes me understand why they were denied. The rules are in place for the betterment of the entire state, not just for 1 or 2 students.

  • BEETS Tooele, UT
    Sept. 7, 2012 6:28 a.m.

    The UHSAA lets football players transfer from Kearns to Bingham, but not from California to Jordan. It doesn't make sense to me. The Guardian shouldn't have forged the signatures but why make the players suffer?