8/16/12 Update: 300 lb Kid Can’t Play Football, Best NFL Cheerleader Calendars, Lady Coach Gets Jail Time for Sex w. Boy
Can you be too big to play football? If you’re 6’1″ and nearly 300 lbs but only in seventh grade, even in football crazy Texas they don’t want you crushing the littler kids. Read about Elijah Earnheart’s quest to play Pee Wee Football here.
Meanwhile, over at the BleacherReport, the guys there do another hard-hitting investigative journalism piece “Previewing the Best NFL Cheerleader Calendars.” Think of the hours of research that went into that piece.
And finally, an update to the case of former high school coach Lauren K. Redfern of Basalt High School in Colorado. Redfern admitted to having sex with an underage boy from the school, and while out on bond was involved in a booze, magic mushrooms, and gunfire incident at a state park. In the end, the judge gave Redfern 180 days in jail, with 150 of those days suspended, provided she meet certain other requirements. It’s good to see she’s getting at least some jail time, but this continues an obvious double standard where male coaches, convicted of similar acts, get set to jail for YEARS, while female coaches and teachers get days or simply probation.