Federal hearing today on prep soccer lawsuit

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A lawsuit filed by 16 Northeast Mississippi high school soccer players and their parents or guardians against the Mississippi High School Activities Association regarding participation limits in the sport will be heard today in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen.

The hearing before U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

The lawsuit was filed in September to challenge the enforcement of an updated rule adopted by the MHSAA which limits the number of players from independent or select teams who can play high school soccer.

The suit insists the MHSAA rule is unconstitutional and violates the players’ rights to equal treatment under the law.

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  • Kevin

    If they have these select and club soccer teams, then why do schools have to have soccer teams in the first place? Couldn’t some of that soccer money go to something like…educating kids?!!?