Union's Kendal Davis Remains Ineligible

The Union wide receiver is still ineligible to play, and must wait for a decision by the OSSAA next week.

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 6:02 pm

By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma – Tulsa Union wide receiver Kendal Davis remains ineligible Friday as Tulsa Country District Judge Jefferson Sellers declined to rule in the case stating that it must wait until next week's OSSAA meeting.

After hearing three days worth of testimony, Friday Judge Sellers declined to consider injunctive relief until the OSSAA Board of Directors meeting on Sept. 7.

Kendal, a senior football player and his younger brother Josh, a sophomore baseball player have been fighting for their eligibility since transferring to Union before the start of this school year.

Last year the Davis' attended Sapulpa high school, and when they transferred they applied for a hardship waiver. That waiver must be granted in order for a student athlete to be able to play without sitting out a year.

Last month the Davis' hardship waiver was denied and the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association ruled both Kendal and Josh ineligible to play their respective sports.

An appeal was made, but at last month's OSSAA meeting the board tabled the appeal, postponing the decision until the Sept. 7 meeting.

Kendal and Josh's parents, Carol and Leon Davis, filed the petition for an injunction on Aug. 25 in Tulsa County District Court.

Since then, Judge Sellers has heard testimony in the case but decided not to rule a decision until after the OSSAA board can address the issue again at is upcoming meeting.

Judge sellers set the decision about injunctive relief for Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Union opens the season Friday at 7 p.m. against Evangel Christian.


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