PETTIS ON THE RECORD: Former Crestview athletic director tells all

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 17:00 PM.

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Q: Did you knowingly play an ineligible player and did you try to cover that up?

A: No. It did not happen.

The kid is ... a phenomenal kid. After we had a student that was killed on the highway coming back (to town), that was our backup kicker. He was killed and we had the funeral one of those days.

He came up to me after the funeral and asked me if he could come out and kick. I said, “Sure, you can come out and kick.”

I said, "We've got a game this week." There was a game that day —  Miltonor something. Any way, I said, "Sure, you can come out and kick.”

So, the next week I checked his eligibility. I got his physical, and his (weighted) GPA was a 2.15.



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