DPS declares City Football Championship Void Due to Player Ineligibility

Posted November 19, 2009

Detroit Public Schools announced today that the 2008 city football Division B champions from Southwestern High School are being stripped of their title after a review showed the team fielded ineligible players. The review was conducted by Dickinson Wright, PLLC and a team led by former Mayor Dennis Archer, in conjunction with an audit plan by Detroit Public Schools' Office of the Auditor General. A subsequent review by DPS auditors found that the opposing team, Osborn High School, fielded ineligible players for the DPS Football League 2008 Division B Championship game on Oct. 24, 2008. Due to the findings, the district deems it appropriate to nullify the championship award for Division B for the 2008 season.

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