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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Decision handed down in Southington "cheatgate'

From the CIAC:

At its meeting today, the CIAC Board of Control addressed information received regarding ethics and sportsmanship concerns resulting from the actions of Southington High School Head Football Coach D.J. Hernandez during his school's varsity football game against Manchester High School on October 22, 2010.

After reviewing information received from both schools involved the Board ruled that:

A) Southington High School will be fined $1000 for violation of the CIAC policies on ethics and sportsmanship;

B) Coach Hernandez will be required to take the Sportmanship/Ethics Coaching Education Class prior to the beginning of the 2011 football season;

C) The Southington High School football program will be put on probation through the end of the 2011 football season.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reality in this situation is that the CIAC: the governing ethical body of High School sports missed a golden opportunity to exercise the very mision they represent. They are inconsistent with how they handle punishment, and now they have creditabilty issue in the future. The Southington team should have had to forfeit the game. What lessons do the kids gain from a fine levied to their school?

When they are adults they will question the adults that had the opportunity to do the right thing. It doesn't mean these kids will not be successful or be great citizen, their parents will take care of that. It just sad, that an organization doesn't have the courage to walk the talk.

November 19, 2010 at 10:47 AM 

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