Oklahoma Halts State Football Playoffs!

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    Oklahoma Halts State Football Playoffs!

    The star qb of a high school team in OK was ejected for kicking an opponent. The rules say ejected players miss the next two games. Team goes to court. Judge issues injunction against the State and declares the kid eligible. State cancels game until this is handled. The other semifinal was played and that team is still waiting for their opponent to be determined.

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    Sounds a lot like 3A around here last season.

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    They should just play the game, let the kid play. I am sure anyone would be ticked off when you are up late in the game and someone jumps offsides and cheapshots you. I don't think it's worth having all these kids wait to see when they will play their state finals, if at all.

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    I wonder if anyone would have cared if the kid was a lineman or a defensive player?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsGuy41017
    They should just play the game, let the kid play. I am sure anyone would be ticked off when you are up late in the game and someone jumps offsides and cheapshots you. I don't think it's worth having all these kids wait to see when they will play their state finals, if at all.
    So the rules apply "some of the time" and there are exceptions??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    So the rules apply "some of the time" and there are exceptions??
    They shouldn't stop the title game for it, no game actually. Let it play out, tell the team if he plays, then found ineligible they forfeit the state title, if they win it. Not find a loophole around a court order.

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    Here we go again, this is a situation where a little common sense and good discretion could go a long way. Rules are in place to protect players and when a player committed a penalty (maliciously) he should have given up his rights to protection. Even if a penalty was enforced against the QB (position irrelevent) there should not have been an ejection and subsequent suspension. If the officials were unable to control the situation and the player refused to stop his retaliation then maybe the ejection and then possible suspension. Sounds like a little more detail could possibly sway a decision. It is just a shame that our society has become so litigious, next thing we will hear about a tee-ball game going to court because a player carried a bat to first. RIDICULOUS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    So the rules apply "some of the time" and there are exceptions??
    I agree with you on this one. This is, IMO, THE problem with today's society, folks eager to make excuses for the unacceptable behavior of others. "It's not his fault because..." This bull has lead this country down the wrong path, seems nobody is willing to take responsibility for their actions.

    One of the purported values of high school sports is to teach life lessons. What kind of lesson gets taught when breaking the rules is forgiven so the offender is allowed to play in a game??? I mean, it wasn't his fault anyway...

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    I'm curious if the "injunction" was issued by a Judge in the jurisdiction in which the team plays. The ultimate in home-cookin', but its just as valid as the athletic association's suspension rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GR8BigBull
    Here we go again, this is a situation where a little common sense and good discretion could go a long way. Rules are in place to protect players and when a player committed a penalty (maliciously) he should have given up his rights to protection. Even if a penalty was enforced against the QB (position irrelevent) there should not have been an ejection and subsequent suspension. If the officials were unable to control the situation and the player refused to stop his retaliation then maybe the ejection and then possible suspension. Sounds like a little more detail could possibly sway a decision. It is just a shame that our society has become so litigious, next thing we will hear about a tee-ball game going to court because a player carried a bat to first. RIDICULOUS!
    We're now blaming the refs for the kid kicking the player? Where did you read anything that suggested the refs could have prevented this? To me , it sounds like the defensive player was ***Word Filter Violation - Edit Your Post******Word Filter Violation - Edit Your Post******Word Filter Violation - Edit Your Post******Word Filter Violation - Edit Your Post***, hit the kid, and the kid quickly retaliated with a kick. If the kick was an obvious kick, you have no choice but to eject the kid/enforce the rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GR8BigBull
    Here we go again, this is a situation where a little common sense and good discretion could go a long way. Rules are in place to protect players and when a player committed a penalty (maliciously) he should have given up his rights to protection. Even if a penalty was enforced against the QB (position irrelevent) there should not have been an ejection and subsequent suspension. If the officials were unable to control the situation and the player refused to stop his retaliation then maybe the ejection and then possible suspension. Sounds like a little more detail could possibly sway a decision. It is just a shame that our society has become so litigious, next thing we will hear about a tee-ball game going to court because a player carried a bat to first. RIDICULOUS!

    I totally agree....who's wrong here...the player who broke the rule! Next we'll be letting criminals get away with crimes because they can play a sport....whoops...we already do that don't we??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    We're now blaming the refs for the kid kicking the player? Where did you read anything that suggested the refs could have prevented this? To me , it sounds like the defensive player was ***Word Filter Violation - Edit Your Post******Word Filter Violation - Edit Your Post******Word Filter Violation - Edit Your Post******Word Filter Violation - Edit Your Post***, hit the kid, and the kid quickly retaliated with a kick. If the kick was an obvious kick, you have no choice but to eject the kid/enforce the rules.
    Probably did not state my case precisely, I think there are a lot of blanks, and my point was originally pointed more at the people who always revert to the courts to solve all their issues. Things like this should never make it to court

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    Quote Originally Posted by GR8BigBull
    Probably did not state my case precisely, I think there are a lot of blanks, and my point was originally pointed more at the people who always revert to the courts to solve all their issues. Things like this should never make it to court

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    Quote Originally Posted by goherd96
    I agree with you on this one. This is, IMO, THE problem with today's society, folks eager to make excuses for the unacceptable behavior of others. "It's not his fault because..." This bull has lead this country down the wrong path, seems nobody is willing to take responsibility for their actions.

    One of the purported values of high school sports is to teach life lessons. What kind of lesson gets taught when breaking the rules is forgiven so the offender is allowed to play in a game??? I mean, it wasn't his fault anyway...

    Or, if you don't like the consequences, take it to court...

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