Maori Davenport will play after the judge has ruled in his favor

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Maori Davenport, the basketball star of the Alabama High School at the center of a controversy of eligibility, will be able to play Friday night after a judge granted him an urgent request. "data-reactid =" 22 "> Maori Davenport, the Alabama high school basketball star at the center of a controversy over eligibility, will be able to play Friday night after a judge has granted a motion of 39; emergency.

Ben Stanfield of WDHN was one of the first to announce the news:

<p class = "canvas-atom-text-canvas Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Davenport, a senior 6 feet 4 inches and The sign Rutgers, was deemed ineligible by the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) after accepting a check of USA Basketball that was sent in error. Its history has made national news and seduced professional athletes as well as state legislators, who asked for his reinstatement. "data-reactid =" 26 "> Rutgers signing and 6-foot-4 senior Davenport was declared ineligible by the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) after accepting a USA Basketball check sent in error. History made national news and appealed to professional athletes as well as state legislators, who asked to be reinstated.

Defending champion Charles Henderson, Davenport, will face Carroll at 5:30 pm She is the favorite of the state's Miss Basketball State and is ranked 15th in the 2019 category.

Accelerated hearing Friday morning

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "When ESPN reported for the first time the story of Davenport, his parents, Mario and Tara said that they were considering bringing a lawsuit.The family took this step this week, according to AL.com,& nbsp; and requested that the suspension of the AHSAA be rescinded. "data-reactid =" 29 "> When ESPN first reported Davenport's story, his parents, Mario and Tara, said they were considering suing AL.com and asked that the suspension of the AHSAA law be suspended. be canceled.

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The Davenport family calls the arbitrary sentence

The AHSAA stated that Davenport was not eligible under his "amateur rule", which allows a single penalty if players take more than $ 250. The check sent by USA Basketball was $ 857.20 after Davenport was one of three high school players to compete for Team USA and to win the FIBA ​​Americas U18 tournament in Mexico City.

It sends allowances to players with higher eligibility in high school, but ignores three players who were still at school in a rare mistake of writing.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "When the organization realized its mistake, it immediately contacted the people involved and stressed that it was the mistake of the organization. Davenport returned the money after learning that she was not supposed to take it, but the AHSAA deemed it inadmissible in November and two appeals delayed the judgment. When the organization understood her mistake, she immediately contacted Davenport returned the money after learning that she was not supposed to take it, but the AHSAA declared it ineligible in November and two appeals delayed the decision.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""The rule that Maori have been disqualified is not only arbitrary in its application to Maori, but arbitrary in itself," says the trial, obtained by AL.com. "It does not allow any distinction for an innocent mistake … it also allows only one punishment, whether the dollar amount involved is millions of dollars or $ 250, a player is disqualified for a year and, if we believe the public opinion of the accused, there is no possibility to make a distinction. ""Data-reactid =" 36 ">" The rule that Maori have been disqualified is not only arbitrary in its application to Maori, but also arbitrary in itself, "reads in the trial obtained by AL.com. It does not allow any distinction for an innocent mistake … it also allows only one punishment, whether the dollar amount in question is millions of dollars or $ 250, a player is disqualified for a year and, if the According to the public statements of the accused, there is no possibility to make a distinction. "

AHSAA insists on rules, lessons

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The public statements to which the Davenport family probably refers include those made by AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese to Jay Bilas for an ESPN song not long data-reactid = "38"> Public statements to which the Davenport family refers probably include those made by AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese to Jay Bilas for an article on ESPN shortly after the site burst. initial news.

Savarese told Bilas that decisions are made without being "arbitrary or capricious" and that he is "the absolute authority in these cases", although he has never seen it before. a similar one to that of Davenport.

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"My responsibility is to respect the rules. What if I said "no"? What if I let her play? If I make an exception to a rule, it opens a Pandora's box on all our rules. How could I apply a rule? If I made an exception here, I would be arbitrary and capricious. "

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"The lesson here is for adults who have the responsibility to inform the student-athlete of the rules. It is the responsibility of the other parties, school officials, USA Basketball, who had only to make a phone call, and his mother, assistant coach. She should know better. We work with outside agencies all the time. We work with Nike. All that USA Basket had to do, was to make a phone call. "

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The AHSAA makes a statement to AL.com on the news of the trial. "data-reactid =" 46 "> The AHSAA made a statement to AL.com about the news of the lawsuit.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""We are aware of the litigation and ongoing discussions to formulate an appropriate response," said AHSAA spokesperson Ron Ingram. & Nbsp;"data-reactid =" 47 ">" We are aware of litigation and discussions to formulate an appropriate response, "said AHSAA spokesperson Ron Ingram.

The trial can be read in full here:

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