Thursday, December 1, 2011

Judge's ruling on Griffin ends No. 3 Hattiesburg's season

Interesting story out of Hattiesburg, MS. similar to the Jarnell Stokes situation in Memphis. This confusion situation has resulted into the team's entire season being suspended.  The player is a girl, Tiaria Griffin, who has already signed with University of Georgia.

Hattiesburg High girls basketball standout Tiaria Griffin's - and her teammates' - chances of playing again this season took a setback late Tuesday in the courtroom, but more legal battles appear to be on the way.
U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett ruled there was no court order or ruling in place allowing the Dandy Dozen senior guard to play.

"We still hold the same position that we'll let this thing play out in court," said Hattiesburg athletic director Cheyenne Trussell. "His (Starrett's) ruling was just on the injunction itself. There still will be a court case."

Griffin's family has filed a lawsuit concerning her eligibility.

Griffin, who transferred to Hattiesburg from Lawrence County, was ruled ineligible by the Mississippi High School Activities Association because it said she did not meet residency requirements of having lived in the Hattiesburg district for 60 days.

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