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Parents Of Autistic Brick Teen Appeal Football Ruling

The parents of an autistic teenager who sued after New Jersey’s high school sports governing body denied him a fifth year of eligibility are appealing a federal judge’s ruling.

Anthony Starego
Anthony Starego (Scott Stump, All Shore Media)

The judge found the parents of Anthony Starego failed to show that the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletics Association violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, saying the player was given access and opportunity.

But the Asbury Park Press reports the judge said the ruling might have been different if the case centered on the association’s rules governing eligibility.

The parents said the starting placekicker for the Brick High football team was entitled to play another year because he functions academically like a 10-year old.

The NJSIAA denied him eligibility because he’ll be 19 and has played four years.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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