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State upholds Section V decision on East High football star

WHECTV
Updated: September 30, 2019 03:11 PM
Created: September 30, 2019 12:28 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — East High School star Seven McGee will remain ineligible to play football this season.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) upheld Section V's decision.

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McGee is considered one of the best high school football prospects in the state.

He was ruled ineligible because of a rule violation. Earlier this year, he transferred to a top football school in California but came back to Rochester months later, citing unsafe living conditions.

"We received word on Thursday that NYSPHSAA upheld the Section V decision with regards to Seven McGee’s hardship waiver," Superintendent Dr. Shaun Helms said in a statement. "We continue to pursue the case on Seven’s behalf to create this opportunity for him and to continue an important discussion of the way the rules and rule-makers may not fully understand the complexities of the lives and choices some of our young people face.”


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