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NAACP: Pitt Co. School Leaders Involved In Ineligibility Of Football Player Should Be Fired

The Pitt County NAACP filed a complaint against several school leaders saying any of them involved should be fired that had a part in a high school football player being ruled ineligible to play for a year which forced D.H. Conley High School to forfeit 3 games.

Earlier this month we told you, the N.C. High School Athletic Association said running back Maleek Gorham, who transferred from J.H. Rose, should not have played this season because he does not live in the Conley attendance area. The Pitt County NAACP sent a letter of appeal to the county education board against the Pitt County School's athletic director, J.H. Rose High School's principal, athletic director, and football coach, and E.B. Aycock Middle School's principal and athletic director. The complaint says their actions targeted Maleek Gorham and there were inappropriate emails and conversations about him. The Pitt County school board says the high school is appealing the decision about forfeiting the games and are asking the student athlete's eligibility be reinstated.

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D.H. Conley High School will forfeit three football games after a player was ruled ineligible to play for one year.

The North Carolina State High School Athletic Association says running back Maleek Gorham, who transferred from J.H. Rose, should not have played this season because he does not live in the Conley attendance area.

D.H. Conley will forfeit two wins against White Oak and West Craven, while the third game was against Havelock, which they lost. That now makes their record 5-3 so far this season.

The high school says it is appealing the decision.


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