sports eligibility http://wfae.org en Keeping High School Athletes Honest About Where They Live http://wfae.org/post/keeping-high-school-athletes-honest-about-where-they-live <p></p><p>Playing for a winning high school team can sometimes be irresistible.&nbsp; In 2007,<a href="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2008/08/16/131210/cms-unveils-athletics-reforms.html#.Up-nQuLN6So"> a Charlotte Observer investigation</a> found several Charlotte Mecklenburg School students lied about their addresses to get on top teams.&nbsp;</p><p>The district declared more than 20 students ineligible to play.&nbsp; Five high schools had to forfeit their seasons and a handful of coaches resigned or were fired.&nbsp; CMS tightened its policies around athletic eligibility and tracking it.&nbsp; Five years later, many of those same procedures are in place and violations are in the single digits.&nbsp; CMS officials say they’re successful at keeping lying to play sports in check.&nbsp;</p><p>WFAE’s Lisa Miller joins us now in the studio:</p><p>Kevin Kniestedt: Good morning, Lisa.</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Lisa Miller 40465 at http://wfae.org Keeping High School Athletes Honest About Where They Live