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Central Board Upholds AHSAA Ruling Concerning Charles Henderson High School’s Violation of the Amateur Rule

            The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control upheld the original ruling of the AHSAA regarding Charles Henderson High School’s violation of the Amateur Rule. The appeal was heard at a special called meeting of the Central Board Tuesday at the AHSAA office.
            Charles Henderson High School first appealed to the District 2 Board, which voted unanimously to uphold the original ruling. The Amateur Rule, found on page 29 of the 2018-19 AHSAA Handbook, states in part:
  (d) 1. A student cannot accept payment for loss of time or wages while participating in athletics as part of expenses.
 (e) No Award of any kind having a monetary value of more than $250 dollars – other than medals, trophies, plaques or AHSAA Championship rings – shall be made to students. Violation of this rule on the part of school officials shall subject the school to suspension for one year. Acceptance of awards exceeding these limitations shall disqualify a student. Cash awards or gift cards for athletic performance or participation may not be given or received.
     (f) A student who has lost his/her amateur standing may be reinstated after a lapse of one high school season for the sport in which he/she has become professional provided he/she has not persisted in breaking the amateur rule.
    “I want to thank Charles Henderson High School for its heart-felt presentation made to the Central Board,” AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said. “I also want to commend the Central Board for its commitment to upholding the AHSAA member-school by-laws in sometimes very difficult situations.”



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