Grady High School Football Players Fraudulently Enrolled

| March 6, 2014

Football-and-FieldATLANTA, GA – Grady High School’s football team is in the media spotlight for an address fraud scheme involving more than 10 of their students.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), at least 14 students used faked addresses to play on the team and attend Grady High School. Atlanta Superintendent Errol Davis said Wednesday that a three-month long investigation found that the players and their parents falsely claimed they lived in Midtown Atlanta so they could play on the team.

In a quote to the AJC, Davis said, “Once again it is adults failing children, and it’s children that get to pay the price.” No consequences for the fraud have been announced, and the investigation is still underway.

In one instance, a senior transferred to the school to play for the team, but never set foot in the classroom, Davis said. In another case two siblings were registered with different addresses. According to Fox 5 news in Atlanta, one address was shared by seven players, and that one of the parents who used a phony address was an assistant coach.

Investigators do say there is no evidence of any coaches going out and recruiting players who weren’t eligible. Coach Ronnie Millen has been reassigned.

The GHSA has not decided on what actions to take on the school.

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fox 5 Atlanta

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