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UIL State Executive Committee Meeting Results

Media Contact: Logan Lawrence
Phone: 512-471-5883
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Date: Dec 14, 2020
Category: State Executive Committee


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, TX — The State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League met Monday to hand down decisions on eligibility of student-athletes and issue penalties for UIL rules violations.

Edinburg High School Head Football Coach J.J. Leija received a public reprimand and was placed on probation for the 2021-2022 school year. Additionally, the Edinburg High School Athletic Department received a public reprimand and probation for all athletic activities for two years stemming from an incident of physical contact between a student-athlete and a sports official on December 3, 2020.

The student-athlete from Edinburg High School was suspended from all UIL activities for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year for violation of Section 50 (a)(3) of the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules, prohibited interaction with a sports official.

In other action, a student-athlete from Dickinson High School was denied an appeal for varsity eligibility, upholding the previous ruling of the district executive committee.

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