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Lawsuit filed to restart high school football in NYS

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Lawsuit filed to restart high school football in NYS
Lawsuit filed to restart high school football in NYS

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in New York State Supreme Court on behalf of thousands of senior, student-athletes claiming New York State's prohibition against fall, high school football is discriminatory, and prevents college prospects from being scouted for scholarships.

NEXT TONIGHT,THE FIGHT FORCOLLEGE DOLLARSFOR THOUSANDS OFSTUDENTATHLETES.... IS NOWMAKING ITS WAYTHROUGH THECOURT SYSTEM..7 EYEWITNESS NEWSREPORTER ED REILLYEXPLAINS HOWSTUDENT ATHLETESLIKE JUSTINHUMPHREY-GOLDSMITH SAYUNEQUAL TREATMENTUNDER COVIDRULES..IS LEAVINGTHEM WITH MORETHAN JUST A MISSEDOPPORTUNITY..I WAS REALLYLOOKING INTO ITBECAUSE I THOUGH IWOULD GET A BIGSCHOLARSHIP17-YEAR-OLD JUSTINHUMPHREY-GOLDSMITH IS THESTAR QUARTERBACKFOR THE NIAGARAFALLS HIGH SCHOOLVARSITY FOOTBALLTEAM.LAST YEAR, HE SET ANEW SCHOOLRECORD FOR THEWOLVERINES INPASSING ANDTOUCHDOWNS.THIS YEAR .

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THESENIOR WAS ANXIOUSTO SHOW COLLEGESCOUTS WHAT HECOULD DO.BUT WHEN NYSCANCELLED FALLHIGH SCHOOLFOOTBALL DUE TOTHE PANDEMIC .

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.JUSTIN FELT HISCOLLEGESCHOLARSHIPDREAMS FOR ADIVISION 1 SCHOOLWERE BEING SACKED.I WAS DISAPPOINTEDWE ARE JUST TRYINGTO GET OUR KIDS TOPLAY FOOTBALLHIS STEP-MOTHERAND SEVERALOTHERS HAVE NOWFILED A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUITAGAINST GOVERNORCUOMO, THE STATEHEALTH DEPARTMENTAND SEVERALDEFENDANTS .

..CLAIMING THEPROHIBITION ON HIGHSCHOOL FOOTBALL ISUNFAIRLY RUININGTHEIR STUDENTATHLETES CHANCESOF GETTINGSCHOLARSHIP MONEYFOR COLLEGE.THEY ARE NOT GOINGTO GET THESESCHOLARSHIPS.

THESCHOLARSHIPS AREGOING TO GO TO THESTATE THAT AREPLAYING FOOTBALLTHE ATTORNEY FORTHE FAMILY ARGUESIT A STATECONSTITUTIONALISSUE AS HIGHSCHOOL FOOTBALLPLAYERS ARE BEINGTREATEDDIFFERENTLY .

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.FROM OTHER HIGHSCHOLL ATHLETESLIKE SOCCERPLAYERSONE IS ALLOWED TOPLAY THEIR FULLSPORT AND POSSIBLYGET A FIELD HOCCKYSCHOLARSHIP ORSOCCER, BUTFOOTBALL PLAYERSARE NOT ALLOWEDTOTHE LAWSUIT CLAIMSHIGH SCHOOLSTUDENTS IN OTHERSTATES ARE PLAYINGFOOTBALL - GIVINGTHEM THEADVANTAGE WITHCOLLEGE SCOUTS.HOW IS FOOTBALLNOT BEING PLAYED INTHE FALL IN NYSWHEN IT IS BEINGPLAYED IN NEWJERSEY ANDPENNSYLVANIA?SCHOOLSUPERINTENDENTMARK LAURIE SAID HEUNDERSTANDS THEFAMILY'SFRUSTRATIONS.I GIVE JUSTIN AND HISFAMILY KUDOS FORSTEPPING FORWARDBUT LAURRIE ALSOSEE'S THE CONCERNSWITH KEEPINGSPORTS SAFE.USING LOCKERROOMS THAT AREREALLY SMALL IS ABIG CONCERNUB SPORTS LAWPROFESSOR, NELLIEDREW, BELIEVES THELAWSUIT WILL HAVE AHARD TIME WINNING -ESPECIALLY NOWTHAT COVID CASESARE POPPING UP INBOTH PRO ANDCOLLEGE ATHLETES.THERE IS NOTCONSTITUTIONALRIGHT TOPARTICIPATE IN INTRASCHOLASTIC HIGHSCHOOL ATHLETICS.IT IS A PRIVILEGE ANDNOT A RIGHTTHE ATTORNEY FORTHE FAMILY SAID HEPLANS TO FILE FORAN INJUNCTIONTOMORROW.

ANDSUPERINTENDENTMARK LAURIE SAIDTHE SCHOOLDISTRICT STILL HASNOT GOTTEN ANYGUIDANCE FROM NYSABOUT WINTERSPORTS LIKEBASKETBALL.

INNIAGARA FALLS, EDREILLY 7 EWN

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