Co-Lin to forfeit two football games

Published 11:20 am Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WESSON – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College football team will forfeit the first two football games this season due to a ruling of an ineligible player. The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Athletic Appeals Committee upheld the ruling made by Commissioner Jim Southward.

The student-athlete in question was previously enrolled, signed and certified by the MACJC. The college interpreted the new eligibility rule as the player would be grandfathered in, however, the MACJC commissioner ruled him ineligible.

“This is an unfortunate situation and difficult for a team that has worked very hard, but I believe we will come out of this stronger and continue to be committed to offering a quality athletic program,” said Co-Lin President Dr. Ronnie Nettles. “We are disappointed, but accept the ruling by the Appeals Committee and are grateful the committee removed the one year probation sanction initially imposed.”

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