Dallas Pee Wee League Coach Says He Was Fired for Supporting 'Ineligible' Player
A Texas coach who came to the defense of his 12-year-old player who was told by a Pee Wee league that he was too big to play, has been fired.
The Mesquite Pee Wee Football Association ruled that Elijah Earnheart, at 6-foot-1-inch and 297 pounds, was not eligible to play with fellow seventh-graders due to his size.
Marc Wright, Earnheart's coach, came to his player's defense, he was told by league officials he could no longer coach. Wright said the league's president let him go because of the uproar the ruling created, and told him he was out of line.
"It makes me feel bad because I call myself supporting one of my players," Wright told MyFoxDFW.com. "The same guy who let me go told me this is what you are supposed to do as head coach. You are supposed to support every single one of your players."