Playing for a winning high school team can sometimes be irresistible. In 2007, a Charlotte Observer investigation found several Charlotte Mecklenburg School students lied about their addresses to get on top teams.
The district declared more than 20 students ineligible to play. Five high schools had to forfeit their seasons and a handful of coaches resigned or were fired. CMS tightened its policies around athletic eligibility and tracking it. Five years later, many of those same procedures are in place and violations are in the single digits. CMS officials say they’re successful at keeping lying to play sports in check.
WFAE’s Lisa Miller joins us now in the studio:
Kevin Kniestedt: Good morning, Lisa.