Judge Extends Injunction Allowing Idabel’s Rucker to Play

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:48 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Sep 29, 2010 4:52 PM CDT

Layna Dewell
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

Former Central football player KJ Rucker can temporarily continue to play after an injunction was extended until late October.

Rucker, a senior at Idabel High School, was originally suspended by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association for the first seven games of the season because of residency rules violations in 2008, when he transferred from Edmond Santa Fe to Tulsa Central.

According to the McCurtain County Clerk’s office, after hours of testimony on Monday, the court decided they needed additional information regarding Rucker’s eligibility before they can make a final decision, thus extending the temporary injunction until Oct. 22, which also allows Rucker to play until then.

Judge Willard Driesel granted a continuance that that gives attorneys for the OSSAA and Rucker until Oct. 20 to file briefs that specifically address the court’s questions. After reviewing these briefs, the judge will make the permanent decision Oct. 22.

Rucker played defensive back and backup quarterback for Central last season before moving to Idabel in the spring.

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