Controversial Suspension Of Star High School Running Back Overturned | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Controversial Suspension Of Star High School Running Back Overturned

Play associated audio

A controversial suspension for a star Northern Virginia high school football has been overturned.

Broad Run High School's star running back T.J. Peeler was penalized twice during last week's game against Potomac Falls for chest bumping teammates after scoring touchdowns.

Two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties mean an automatic ejection, and Peeler would have missed the next game for the defending state champions as well if the decision had been upheld.

Northern Virginia Football Officials Commissioner Dennis Hall said the chest bump has become the high five for a new generation. "If it's a spontaneous chest bump, that's fine," said Hall. "What you don't want is where three or four of them do hand signals and do a choreographed thing."

Despite the reversal of Peeler's suspension, Hall said he doesn't mind if northern Virginia is getting a reputation for enforcing the rules strictly.

Jonathan Wilson reports...

NPR

Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.
NPR

Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.
NPR

Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.
NPR

Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.