Student Well-Being

Suspensions Upheld for N.J. Youth Football Players

By Bryan Toporek — December 02, 2011 1 min read

When Wayne Hills (N.J.) High School’s football team takes the field for the state championship game tomorrow night, don’t expect to see the nine high school football players who sued the district earlier in the week over suspensions stemming from an out-of-school fight.

After a state judge ruled Thursday to uphold the suspensions, the final decision rested with state education Commissioner Christopher Cerf. The players’ lawyers were not optimistic that Cerf would overturn the judge’s decision, according to

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.