PETTIS ON THE RECORD: Former Crestview athletic director tells all

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 05:00 PM.

Well, I didn't look at his unweighted GPA. A couple of weeks later, Mr. Jones comes down there and says, "You know, the kid is ineligible."

I said, "No, he has a 2.15, I remember that because I put it in."

He (Jones) said, "No, that's his weighted GPA."

And my exact words were, "Are you telling me a kid with a 2.1 is taking weighted classes? It doesn't make sense to me, but if he's ineligible, he's ineligible, and I'll let him know."

He was on the practice field and I called him over and said, "Hey, I'm sorry you can't play. You're ineligible."

I said, "They are going to ask you questions and you make sure you tell the truth." And I went on back to practice.

Mr. Jones came back out there and said, "We've just got to self-report this and send an email to the district office and the state of Florida because even if he's dressed (for a game), he's an ineligible player."

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