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

With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

Albert Paley's eye-catching gates, archways and sculptures frame transitions and elevate otherwise routine paths. An exhibit in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the work of the American metalsmith.
WAMU 88.5

Two Chicken Megafarms Proposed In Delaware

Delaware is already a big state for the poultry industry, but proposals for two new megafarms could take things to the next level.

WAMU 88.5

Transportation Secretaries Past And Present Sign Open Letter To Congress

Congress keeps kicking the transportation funding plan down the road, which has prompted a group of 11 former federal transportation secretaries along with Secretary Anthony Foxx, to call for long-term investment in infrastructure.

NPR

North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

Citing a threat to the leader's dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un's image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.

Leave a Comment

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