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Fri Aug 17, 2012, 01:33 PM

6' 1 1/2" 300 lbs, 7th grade 12-yr old, student barred from PeeWee Football League. [View all]

http://news.yahoo.com/297-lb-texas-boy-too-big-play-peewee-000031018--nfl.html

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) A suburban Dallas boy has been barred from playing peewee football because the league says he is just too big at nearly 300 pounds.

Mesquite Pee Wee Football Association President Ronnie Henderson said the rules are clear and 12-year-old Elijah Earnheart is not eligible. The 6-foot-1-inch boy exceeds the 135-pound limit for seventh-graders, and he got the bad news last Sunday when the league held its official weigh-in.

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Cindy Earnheart, the boy's mother, said she was incensed and Elijah was humiliated.

"They would not even let him weigh in on the scales like every single boy out there," she said. "He might be the size of a grown man but he's 12 years old and he has feelings, too."

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Henderson said three other boys were turned away that day because of safety concerns for other players.

"We've got little boys that play against him that are 85, 95 and 100 pounds," Henderson said. "We have to look out for all the kids, not just him."

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Cindy Earnheart said barring her son was discrimination.

"No one is telling boys who are too thin or too small that they can't play football," she said. "Why tell my kid he's too big?

She added: "Isn't bigger better in football? Football is a contact sport. If you don't want your son tackled, get him off the field."


The arrogant stupidity of some people is amazing. The idea of PeeWee football is to have a fairly even playing field for smaller kids and have a fairer game. Her kid being three times to average size of other players would grossly overpower and injure some of the others.

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