Sports lawsuit judge recused, another due

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ABERDEEN – A lawsuit by soccer players against the Mississippi High School Activities Association will get a new judge.

Monday, Senior U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson removed himself as the presider over the lawsuit in the Northern District of Mississippi.

He gave no reason for what’s called “recusal” in legal terms.

The federal court’s clerk will reassign the case, the one-page order notes.

The players and their parents or guardians – from Tupelo and Starkville high schools – sued MHSAA last week to challenge a new rule about how many select or independent club players can be part of their high school teams.