Michigan High School Says Player Was 21, May Forfeit Wins

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A central Michigan high school football team may have to forfeit some late-season victories after officials learned a defensive back was 21 years old.

James Nash enrolled at Mount Pleasant High School this fall under an alias, Javier Jones.

Athletic Director Jim Conway tells The Morning Sun that the school investigated Nash after a tip from a parent. Nash was expelled Thursday.

Conway says documents were altered and forged. Nash previously lived in Lansing.

Football coach Jason McIntyre says the player was a defensive back who started some games near the end of the season, but wasn't a star.

Under state rules, a student isn't eligible to play sports if he or she is 19 before September 1st.

The Oilers had a 4-5 record and didn't make the playoffs.

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  • by Lori Location: Lansing on Nov 5, 2012 at 01:32 PM
    No, Shay. He does not belong in high school, but in ADULT EDUCATION. High school is no place for a 21-year-old. Someone should have noticed this long ago and placed him in adult ed where he could go on to graduate or get his GED.
  • by Shay Location: Lansing on Nov 5, 2012 at 06:51 AM
    So....kick him off the football team for sure but school? Had he already graduated or does he still need to. If this boy still needs educated, shouldn't he be in school?
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