LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Excessive Faculty Athletic Affiliation is pushing for highschool sports activities to renew earlier than the current Feb. 21 deadline.
A lawsuit was anticipated to be filed with the aim of getting the state to permit winter sports activities earlier than the deadline, but the lawsuit was put on hold Friday so the state and Let Them Play Inc. can speak about a brand new earlier deadline.
“We hope to have a decision with out having to go to court docket,” mentioned Jayme McElvany, with Let Them Play Inc.
There was a legislative hearing Thursday that resulted in an unanimous senate decision that mentioned highschool sports activities ought to begin earlier.
“I’m going to say I’m inspired by the communication we’re getting from them they usually hopefully appear to be responding,” McElvany mentioned.
The Michigan Excessive Faculty Athletic Affiliation’s government director, Mark Uyl, held a press convention Friday the place he mentioned their knowledge suggests highschool sports activities are good and never an issue. He famous that 99.8% of COVID exams within the fall got here again damaging.
“Faculty age sports activities has not been the tremendous spreader occasions,” Uyl mentioned. “It definitely wasn’t our expertise within the fall.”
Let Them Play Inc. mentioned in the event that they don’t hear one thing by Monday, they’ll file the lawsuit instantly.
Let Them Play, Inc. is presently withholding the lawsuit because the talks are ongoing, they usually mentioned they may file the lawsuit in the event that they don’t get anyplace.
Mark Uyl, with MSHAA, mentioned their knowledge suggests highschool sports activities are good and never an issue. He famous that 99.8% of COVID exams within the fall got here again damaging.
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