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2 players ruled ineligible on Briles-coached high school team

DALLAS (AP) — A district executive committee has ruled that two players on the Mount Vernon high school football team coached by former Baylor coach Art Briles are ineligible.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the committee voted 6-0 on Tuesday that Brock and Cameron Nellor moved to the Mount Vernon Independent School District for athletic purposes, a violation of University Interscholastic League rules.

The vote reversed a previous 3-0 vote upholding the players’ eligibility. Three district superintendents abstained when that vote was taken three weeks ago.

Mount Vernon school Superintendent Jason McCullough told the newspaper that Briles and the district received a public reprimand but no forfeitures. However, the UIL executive committee can still require that the school forfeit five games in which the two played.

Mount Vernon is 100 miles northeast of Dallas.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News,

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