Michigan high school says football player was 21

Published On: Nov 03 2012 02:30:19 PM EDT

A central Michigan high school football team may have to forfeit some late-season victories after officials learned a defensive back was 21 years old.
   James Nash enrolled at Mount Pleasant High School this fall under an alias, Javier Jones.
   Athletic Director Jim Conway says the school investigated Nash after a tip from a parent. Nash was expelled Thursday.
   Conway says documents were altered and forged. Nash previously lived in Lansing.
   Football coach Jason McIntyre says the player was a defensive back who started some games near the end of the season, but wasn't a star.
   Under state rules, a student isn't eligible to play sports if he or she is 19 before Sept. 1.
   The Oilers had a 4-5 record and didn't make the playoffs.


The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus