Monday, November 13, 2006

Should a convicted Felon(Rapist) be allowed to play High School football?

Felon on field upsets C. Fla. parents

A school policy that allowed an 11th grade convicted felon to play in a high school football game Friday has angered some Central Florida parents, according to FLORIDA TODAY news partner WKMG Local 6 News.

Chris Perry, who is considered a star player on the Lake Howell High School football team, recently pleaded guilty to aggravated assault after being arrested on rape charges.

Despite Perry's status, he was allowed to play in Friday night's game.

The Student Conduct and Discipline Code rule book for Seminole County Public Schools states that if a student commits a crime off campus and over the summer, as with Perry's case, the district does not have jurisdiction.

"We ran into many parents who say they would very much like to see this policy to change, especially after what they saw here on the field tonight," Local 6's Erik von Ancken said. "They said the student is being rewarded and not punished."

"(He) shouldn't be allowed to play sports," parent Tina Nelson said. "I don't think he should be in the school system. I thought that was against school policy."

2 Comments:

At 9:19 PM, Blogger scrotum2 said...

Sounds like a similar situation from 2003, with another Lake Howell football player with the initials "BM". He had received a full scholarship to play for UCF, and the LH PTA and Seminole County suggested his scholarship be revoked by UCF. UCF refused. I saw recently he is now an NFL draft pick, but has some anger issues, and an arrest record for an incident at Denny's in OH. What really gets me is, my son played pop warner football back than; BM and the other problem players on the team, gave a talk to the pop warner players, and were touted as "role models"... I told my son, they are not role models for anyone, and disregard anything they said. If anybody is my sons role model, it is me, or the President of the US. But, Bill Clinton killed that theory..

 
At 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out this Jan 25 article about rape by a football player in GA. He got 10 years, and there is outrage.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=wilson

 

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