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Football coach investigated for alleged recruiting violations

Brian Montgomery

Brian Montgomery

Reader poll

Do you think recruiting is a problem in Gwinnett high school sports?

  • Yes. Something needs to be done. 54%
  • No. It isn't very widespread. 14%
  • Who cares. It happens everywhere. 32%

288 total votes.

SNELLVILLE -- Officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools have launched an investigation of Shiloh High School's coach for alleged recruitment violations.

Spokesperson Sloan Roach with Gwinnett County Public Schools said that in late March the Georgia High School Association contacted Shiloh High School "requesting information to help GHSA with its investigation into alleged recruitment violations by Shiloh High football coach Brian Montgomery."

"As a result, Gwinnett County Public Schools has launched an investigation into this matter," Roach said. "As part of that investigation the district is reviewing alleged recruitment practices at that school."

Montgomery has been temporarily reassigned to the district's Instructional Support Center in Suwanee. Roach said that this is Montgomery's first year at Shiloh High School.

Roach said the investigation specifically dealt with GHSA's "recruiting and undue influence bylaws."

"As a district, we believe in the strict adherence to all rules and regulations in regards to the eligibility of our students and hold our staff to the same expectations," Roach said.

Mike Phillips, interim athletic director at Shiloh High School, said he was aware of the situation but declined to comment. Attempts to reach Montgomery on Monday evening were unsuccessful.

According to the GHSA's bylaws, recruiting and undue influence is defined as "the use of influence by any person connected directly or indirectly with a GHSA school to induce a student of any age to transfer from one school to another, or to enter the ninth grade at a member school for athletic or literary competition purposes, whether or not the school presently attended by the student is a member of the GHSA."

Comments

irishmafia116 2 years ago

Shiloh ? Why is nobody surprised?

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Bear 2 years ago

When GHSA is finished looking at Shiloh HS, they need to look at Grayson HS. Not all of their athletes live in the district and they have a history of giving permissive transfers against county rules.

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WoWREALLY 2 years ago

What is baffling is that GHSA is more concerned with recruitment when the real problem is steroids within the gwinnett football athletes..such as Grayson! Parkview! to name a few..Coaches are aware and encourage it with their silence and have the young athletes do their work in promoting STEROID use!!! GHSA needs to investigate all schools..NOT JUST SHILOH!!!! yes it's known GRAYSON WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP LAST YEAR and 90% of its players were on steroids!!

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BenDover 1 year, 12 months ago

Dang you would think they would have a better record if he was recruiting. Shoot, look at Milton's program. They had a guy transfer in his senior year.

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phopte 1 year, 12 months ago

Bear, Is that the best you can do? It has been looked at many times and passes each time.

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General 1 year, 12 months ago

They will pass if Dave Hunter is the one reviewing!

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phopte 1 year, 12 months ago

It is easy to make accusations on an anonymous blog. Where is your proof WoWREALLY? Let me guess, your team lost to Grayson last year? I've know kids on that team the past several years and have had no reason to suspect steroid usage. Not saying it couldn't happen but I think I might have heard something if it was/is as widespread as you suggest.

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samiam20 1 year, 12 months ago

I agree, accusing someone of using steriods is a little extreme. But there is no denying that grayson recruits, just like every other top football programs.

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Beach1 1 year, 12 months ago

Please, wake up!!! It is happening at all the schools..you obviously don't have the "in" that you think.

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General 1 year, 12 months ago

Gwinnett County coaches have recruited for years just as all the other top schools across the state, Tucker, Stephenson and the list goes on. Now, you want to investigate Montgomery because he has come into Shiloh and implemented a program that has the potential to turn this county inside out and we all know who runs Gwinnett County Football and GHSA...... DH. What Roach, meant to say is "As a district, we believe in the strict adherence to all rules and regulations in regards to the eligibility of our students and hold SOME of our staff to the same expectations,"

LET'S BE FAIR ABOUT THIS!

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RamProud 1 year, 12 months ago

WowReally, if you have proof of this as you state in your last sentence, please let the rest of the world in. If not, please be careful of throwing that accusation around.

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 1 year, 12 months ago

Who needs proof?

Besides, if someone posts an outrageous accusation on the Internet under an anonymous name, it must be true, right?

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 1 year, 12 months ago

In fact, the 90% number that WowReally gives may be kind of a conservative estimate of how many players are REALLY using steroids at Grayson.

When I went to a football game at Grayson with WowReally last fall, what I saw for myself with my own two eyes almost shocked me.

I literally saw steroid use EVERYWHERE.

The players were shooting up steroids in the locker room before the game.

After going onto the field the players were still taking steroids in pre-game warmups (the coaches were handing out steroids like candy at Halloween).

Even the coaches were shooting up steroids during the game on the sidelines while the players crushed up steroid pills with their bare hands (made more powerful with the use of steroids, of course) and dumped them in their Gatorade.

I even saw school administrators passing out steroids to members of the media in the press box while shooting up steroids themselves (just ask everyone here at the Gwinnett Daily Post where they get the best steroids from: GRAYSON!)

The good people at Grayson were even so kind as to pass out steroids to the fans at the gate before the game.

I even saw one Grayson player pick-up an entire dump truck and throw it 100 yards in a fit of unprovoked 'Roid Rage after the game (I think that WowReally made the mistake of trying to takeaway his 'roids).

Heck, the entire stadium, parking lot and grounds around Grayson High School were literally litered with used steroid needles and empty steroid bottles after the game (me and WowReally stayed behind after the game to help clean up......and so we could get some more free steroids from the Grayson coaching staff and grounds crew on the way home).

WowReally acts as if it is some big secret that EVERYBODY (football players, coaches, administrators, teachers, cheerleaders, even the chess club) uses steroids at Grayson when it's pretty much common knowledge that Grayson is the place to go and enjoy a football game while 'roided-up.

Heck, how does WowReally think that Grayson has been financing their athletic programs all these years? With bake sales, car washes and donations?

No. Grayson finances their program with "donations" alright....donations in return for steroids. That's right, it's pretty much yesterday's news that Grayson gets money for their championship football program by selling lots of steroids here at home and abroad (and the cops and the Feds are like totally okay with everything).

And I don't have to have proof of what I said because what I am saying has to be true since I am posting it on the Internet under an anonymous name, right?

Besides, it's a proven fact that the only teams that win championships are the teams where 75% or more of their players use steroids (it's a fact because me and WowReally typed it on the Internet, LOOK-IT-UP!)

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JustSayIt 1 year, 12 months ago

Whose gonna be the first to play the race card here? Come on, go ahead, you know you want to. Be the first.

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YeahRight 1 year, 12 months ago

You are the first. Congrats!!

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mm27 1 year, 12 months ago

When you can't man up, point the blame elsewhere. I coach here in the County and dislike Grayson and Parkview too. But after any of our loss's last year, we weren't blaming anyone but ourselfs. I guess it's impossible for any of our Teams to be good without cheating huh? Better WORK habits and a Superior program(youth included) have nothing to do with it. One of your Youth teams was caught cheating(practicing in full pads in June)last year and all they did was shift the blame and point fingers elsewhere. Not once did they Man up to their mistake. So this is par for the course ovet there. Gwinnett as a whole has come a long way. Mostly because of the Youth programs, which are second to none in the Country. Your program still struggles with this concept, which is why the HS team struggles. So before trying to shift blame, dig a little deeper. Permissive transfer against the Rules??? How is something permissive and against the Rules??? A lot of Teachers live all over the County and use this to bring their kids to the school where they work. Using this to their advantage is not against any rule. Shady yes, but not against any rule. Steroids??? 90%??? Ohhhhh K... Just swallow those sour grapes.....

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YeahRight 1 year, 12 months ago

Who's Blaming someone? I don't think WowReally is a Shiloh supporter. He is talking about Steroids. We are talking about only investigating Shiloh when other teams do the same thing and don't get looked at. One reason the High School Team struggles is because other schools like yours (brookwood) RECRUIT our kids.

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Prepfan 1 year, 12 months ago

Careful mm27....your new track star/football player is a recruit from Shiloh LAST MONTH. he played fotball at Shiloh this season. Per Permissive transfer rules he is illegally participating in a varsity sport at his new school. Congrats to your stong program over at the 'Wood!

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TheBossIsBACK 1 year, 12 months ago

Hold up, Prepfan, YOU should be careful of your labelling a "star" player. We SEND players to Shiloh, we don't RECRUIT them to the 'Wood! HAHAHAHAHA

As far as our STRONG program (with an R), ONE year removed from the state championship, our kids are FROM Brookwood. Work hard & do your best, Prepfan, and you too can be have a notch program!

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YeahRight 1 year, 12 months ago

HA! 2 BROOKWOOD Kids that I know of live in a Shiloh Neighborhood. The Boss is Fired.

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TheBossIsBACK 1 year, 11 months ago

YeahRight?

Weren't you the same guy who saw BigFoot at the QuikTrip on Satellite blvd? Yeah, I remember you. You 'know of' ALOT. :-)

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samiam20 1 year, 12 months ago

I agree with every other comment on here. Parkview football does the same thing every year, along with Grayson. So I don't know why they are targeting Shiloh....

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 1 year, 12 months ago

Do you really think that the GHSA would target a football program like Grayson, the defending AAAAA State Champs, a team that finished the season NATIONALLY RANKED, has a player whom many believe is the #1 college recruit in the entire nation on the roster and has brought the state's prep football scene so much positive publicity and attention from the national media?

The GHSA and the GCPS want to show (or at least make it appear to the public) that they are doing something about the recruiting accusations that so many level against the powerhouse Gwinnett County prep sports scene.

What better place to make an example out of someone than at a school like Shiloh, which has not contended in football in many, many, many years (I don't that they've even been to the playoffs since the Turn-of-the-Century, around the year 2000, if I am correct) and conduct a house-clearing that will be of no threat to the powerhouses in the county that bring all of the money and positive publicity to GCPS and the GHSA.

Montgomery probably just got sloppy with his recruiting, was too out-in-the-open with it and ended up handing the GHSA and GCPS a politically-motivated opportunity to appear to the public as if they are doing something to address charges of recruiting in the state's most powerful county in prep football.

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cannot_believe_it 1 year, 12 months ago

Because it goes on and has gone on, that makes it OK? Our society has adopted a "if you don't get caught, it ain't cheatin' " mentality....horrific. And we wonder why our kids and our communities are the way some of them are.... There is no doubt those other schools are guilty as well; they're just a little better at it. Personally, I think these coaches should develop their own players instead of going out and recruiting the players someone else has invested in...I would be pretty upset if it was me or my son who was replaced by a player a coach recruited to come in and play after I/he had worked so hard and had been so loyal to the program and that coach. To me that would tell me "Your'e not good enough, so I'm going to go out and find someone else". A legitimate move-in is another story. How about doing a little coaching? "Loyalty"...now there's an out-of-style concept....actually, I'd be more than a little upset....

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activesports 1 year, 12 months ago

Have you ever seen Shiloh play?? They should deserve to recurit!!

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BuzzG 1 year, 12 months ago

It probably has gone on for a long time, but, if found guilty, Shiloh should be required to disband their football program and not allowed to rejoin for 5 years. Sadly, Shiloh will probably be found innocent.

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bigbob33 1 year, 12 months ago

Unbeleivable! Norcross, GAC, Parkview, Brookwood all have been recruiting for years. Shiloh trys to step up their game and they get penalized. What's the difference in the aforementioned programs and Shiloh. You tell me!

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news2me 1 year, 12 months ago

GAC will give you a scholarship to attend. I am sure that as long as you reside in Gwinnett, you can fudge your way into any GCPS you want. I bet we are going to find out these kids are living in Dekalb. Just look at where Shiloh is located.

I have seen good athletes in Gwinnett be suspend from teams because of grades. However, we are talking about Shiloh and their standards and CYA are probably not that high.

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reallydude 1 year, 12 months ago

When a team is not getting recruits they have to get what they can get. The coach before montgomery let inelligible players play, but noone cared because we werent winning

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 1 year, 12 months ago

Even with Shiloh's issues as compared to much of the rest of Gwinnett, the school is still likely a big step-up academically from most high schools in DeKalb and Atlanta.

Shiloh may not be on the same academic footing as a Brookwood or a Parkview or a Grayson, but for most in DeKalb and Atlanta, Shiloh is still considered "The Burbs".

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BrooklynPhenix 1 year, 12 months ago

Having lived and had children attend school in Shiloh's district I for one believe this coach did what he felt he had to do to compete with the 2 big schools (Brookwood, Parkview) that is always in competition to steal what little talent Shiloh may have had coming up in their system. However the problems don't start at the talent level its a lack of discipline in the kids and firm leadership from the top that's the problem. I really think Coach Montgomery feel into the trap of we got to win now! Shiloh has a situation unique to them. No other school has to fight off 2 big time programs who are in such close proximity to hold on to their talent. The difference between going to Shiloh or Brookwood or Parkview can almost literally mean moving right across the street in either direction in some areas. If the charges stick it would be a tremendous blow to a struggling school but it is what it is. I have no doubt other programs do it but when you get caught you got to pay the pipper.

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news2me 1 year, 12 months ago

Parkview and Brookwood want players that are good and smart. Just look at how many get scholarships and to what colleges.

Shiloh is most likely recruiting players from Dekalb. Going to a GCPS gets you looked at, even going to Shiloh.

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reallydude 1 year, 12 months ago

All schools are looking for players that are good and smart because the smart players are ussually better than the dumb players because they understand what they are doing. There isn't that many good dumb players.

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BrooklynPhenix 1 year, 12 months ago

Thats an extremely bigoted comment @News2me to even suggest what your saying proves your ignorance to the matter. He's a 1st year head coach. If we were talking about some 10 year vet maybe but for a 1st year head coach he probably did what other coaches have done unfortunately he got caught and not being well established as well as coming from Shiloh you don't get any breaks. Fact of the matter is he is charged with breaking the rules... He could have avoided that by taking the long slow road of rebuilding from within then trying to bring kids in to try and win now. If you've ever seen Shiloh play they are far from just needing one or 2 students to get over the hump.

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 1 year, 12 months ago

@BrooklynPhenix:

Very good points. Shiloh obviously doesn't have the well-connected big hitters in high places (or the overwhelming financial resources) that contending schools like Grayson and Brookwood have.

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news2me 1 year, 12 months ago

Please -- point out the bigoted comment. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean what I said is not true to a large degree.

Sorry, but Shiloh got a coach other Gwinnett high school would never want. Brookwood, Grayson & Parkview are sought after schools in that section of the county, S Gwinnett and Shiloh get athletes - students than what those other three refuse to have. Highway 78 is the dividing line between good / bad, like it or not.

Don't shoot the messenger.

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news2me 1 year, 12 months ago

All, that being said -- demographics are slowly but surely changing in that part of the country. Grayson, Brookwood and Parkview are going to have to fight to maintain all they have accomplished. Gwinnett is turning into Dekalb rather quickly, and you can already see that shift from southern Gwinnett and it will eventually move northward.

Gwinnett and GCPS are in a tough position right now. They can either protect the country and it's schools starting now, or watch it all go away.

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 1 year, 12 months ago

Over a couple of years ago there was actually an article written about the changing demographics in the Parkview cluster.

The demographics in the Parkview cluster are actually moving towards becoming MAJORITY ASIAN (primarily South Asian, East Indian, Middle Eastern, etc) which has had a very positive effect on academics as a school that has always been regarded as being very solid academically has actually gotten even better in the classroom and in extracurricular academic competitions.

Though the shift towards a majority Asian population that focuses heavily on academics in that cluster has had an increasingly negative effect on a Parkview football program that has traditionally been a consistent state title and playoff contender as Parkview has reportedly experienced some noticeable erosion in their youth programs over the last few years due to an increasing lack of kids that are interested in playing football contributing to the increasing "need" to turn to move-ins and transfers to stay competitive.

Here's a link that gives a more detailed picture of that dramatic demographic shift: http://www.governing.com/topics/economic-dev/Immigrants-and-the-Suburban.html

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ssilover1 1 year, 12 months ago

How in the world is the comment bigoted?

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sewitup 1 year, 12 months ago

GHSA allows transfers all the time. Football isn't the only HS sport recruited. Check the basketball rosters from all over metro Atlanta in August when school starts and again in January when basketball in full swing. GHSA must allow the transfers and there are forms coaches must fill out and parents sign to return to GHSA. If GHSA allows all the transfers, what else can you do? What ever happened to the days when parents made decisions for their kids based on academics instead of following some pipe dream that less than 1% of kids nationwide fulfill? Parents want to cheat just as bad as the coaches. What kind of message does THAT send to these kids?

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 1 year, 12 months ago

"What ever happened to the days when parents made decisions for their kids based on academics instead of following some pipe dream that less than 1% of kids nationwide fulfill?"

That's the thing...Most of the suburban sports powerhouse schools that parents are trying to transfer their kids into to play sports are also very good academically as well.

At the risk of stating the obvious, and despite the pounding that public schools often take from politicians and the media and increasing issues within the district, Gwinnett schools are still many times better academically than DeKalb schools.

What struggling parent in their right mind with an athletically-talented child would turn down the chance of giving their kid the opportunity not only play on a winning team, but ALSO attend a school with a good academic record? Not many.

Don't forget, having the opportunity to earn an athletic scholarship is not just about the having the chance to play in a sport at a higher level (college and possibly pro), but it is mostly about having the opportunity for lower-income and working-class parents to obtain an all-expenses-paid college education for their children.

For many parents seeking to move their children into a school to play high school sports, even if their child does not get to fulfill the pipe dream of playing pro sports, their child will still get the opportunity of having the benefit of getting a college education with no expensive student loans that they'll have to payback for the rest of their life like most everyone else that goes to college without a full-ride athletic (or academic) scholarship will often have to struggle to payback over time.

In that vein, it is very understandable why many struggling parents trip over themselves to get their athletically-talented children into systems with good athletic programs and better academics like Gwinnett.

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reallydude 1 year, 12 months ago

Ok im a student in Gwinnett County and of course recruiting happens. The only reason the big schools don't get caught is their players know when they are good or bad. I go to shiloh and some of the scrubbiest players feel intitled to a starting spot. So when someone is transferred in and they are on the bench looking at that other player plaing they feel like they are being cheated even though they dont belong on the field. This would be all well and good if they were winning, but when you are a backup on a sorry team it makes you look even worse. Brookwood and Parkview backups get to win at least even though they dont play, but shioh backups lose and dont play. Soo thier solution is to snitch out the transfers because they are jealous

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ssilover1 1 year, 12 months ago

I think Reallydude's comment is the only one that is valid. The others are rooted in sour, sour grapes.

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ssilover1 1 year, 12 months ago

This is all hilarious! The losers blame the winners.

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RespectAll 1 year, 12 months ago

Is somebody thinking about the children. There are dedicated children, with good grades, that have been loyal to the program who have been let down.

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mm27 1 year, 12 months ago

Nobody snitched on the recruit. He spilled his own beans in an interview with the AJC. Look it up. The Coach tried to bring a handfull... Check out these other programs and match them with the past years youth rosters. Shiloh's will be the one with the biggest differential... Also remember the title 5 rule too. If your school is one, the kids have a few choices to move. For their SAFETY..... The Coach's contract will not be renewed. Kinda quick decision for somene who's not Guilty.

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YeahRight 1 year, 12 months ago

He has told the GHSA and Gwinnett county that was incorrect. His das has also. Now if that were Cecil "I'm not drunk it was my medication" Flowe, Mark Crews or Mickey Conn do you think it would have gotten any further after the kid and his father stated it was misinformation? Yeah, didn't think so.

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lang007 1 year, 12 months ago

How do you know he is not guilty? Do you have all of the facts? And if you do can you please share them with us.

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Prepfan 1 year, 12 months ago

Does the #1 recruit in the nation from Grayson REALLY live with his coach? At least that what they announced at the State Championship game. Maybe montgomery should have adopted (obtained guardianship) of those players. he'd still be working!

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Bear 1 year, 12 months ago

That is the story they have stuck by since he was in the 9th grade.......I would love to see the legal guardianship papers. I was curious as to whether or not they slipped up when that was mentioned at the championship game.

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YeahRight 1 year, 12 months ago

What type of Hardship does he have? His parents are Doctors.

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NewsReader 1 year, 12 months ago

They are all cheating. He just got caught. Either drop the gavel on all of them, or none of them. The fact his contract won't be renewed is probably the best thing that could have happened to this coach. Don't single out Shiloh, Grayson, and Brookwood. Keep moving on around the county to Mill Creek, Dacula, North Gwinnett, et al. Congratulations, we have become known as a county of cheaters. Football isn't the only sport engaged in it either. I, for one, don't condone this type of conduct and behavior, and I won't be a party to it. If you have an ounce of integrity at all, you too will call it what it is, and stand up for what is right and do the right thing. If you teach your child that this type of behavior is acceptable, then you teach them that it is acceptable to do so in everyday life. Soon enough, they too will be caught, but the consequences will be much more costly than just a slap on the wrist and a lack of a contract for the next year because a child doesn't have the judgmental wherewithal to distinguish between cheating on a rule versus cheating on the law. You're all doing a great disservice to these kids and for the benefit of what? A win? Excuse me for pointing out the obvious, but your priorities are severely screwed up if you allow your child to participate in it.

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lang007 1 year, 12 months ago

AMEN to that. Plus you must have proof in order to do anything and they must have something on him to do this. The other coaches just did not put their recruited players in the paper for everyone to see.

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TheBossIsBACK 1 year, 12 months ago

Because people accuse you of cheating, that automatically makes you a cheater, huh? Where is the evidence? Where is the smoking gun? What is the basis of the cheating allegations leveled against Gwinnett County? A lot of speculation and conjecture goin' on here!

The "cheating" that you are referring to, NewsReader, is a 'skirting' of the system that takes place in many different sports and extracurricular activities, even in the collegiate and professional arenas.

As far as the integrity you speak of, are you referring to the same type of integrity that the early americans displayed when they had the bright idea of taking the land from the indigenous people that resided/owned it?

You need to remember where you live, bro.

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NewsReader 1 year, 12 months ago

First off, I'm not your bro. Second of all, for those of you that frequently throw that crap up in my face about "...taking land from the indigenous people that resided/owned it...", I submit to you that I have more Native-American blood in my body than most of you that live here. So spare me the lecture. This is not a new development straw boss. To claim that cheating isn't going on either demonstrates you are extremely naive or you have your head buried really deep in the sand, or elsewhere as the case may be. And last, "cheating" by any other name is still, get this, "cheating"!

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TheBossIsBACK 1 year, 11 months ago

Ok, First off, we may not be 'bros' in YOUR eye. But in MY eyes, we are all brothers and sisters in this world, and as such, I will address you as such.
Secondly, you saying you 'have more Native-American blood in your body' as an effort to validate your ability to relate to the plight of the Native American is like a skinny girl saying "I have plenty of fat friends" to show they aren't biased to overweight people - so spare me the useless rhetoric. I did not once claim cheating isn't going on. Reading comprehension is key when debating points of view. What I said (which I will reiterate) is, the concept of cheating is subjective; People have cheated throughout the history of the world, and will continue to cheat; just like people will continue to starve - like homelessness will exist forever. - like racism, murder, government malfeasance, rape, cultism, and babies being born.

So shut up about this or ANY issue, unless you offering solutions to the problem. or you're just like everybody else. The man who sees the crime and does nothing is guilty of a crime as well, BRO.

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 1 year, 12 months ago

I agree that there is a lot of "bending of the rules" that goes on, especially when it comes to the type of contending football programs with very-high expectations and and big-time financial backers that we have here in Gwinnett County.

But even though there may be a lot of the bending of the rules that goes on in Gwinnett when it comes to our prep athletics, especially our high school football, Gwinnett is much, MUCH more than just a county of supposed cheaters.

When your sports programs consistently win as much they do in Gwinnett, talented athletes and their often desperate parents will go out of their way to seek out head coaches of winning programs so that their children can have a shot at obtaining a full-ride athletic scholarship.

It's just simple psychology that people want to be around winners and win, ahem, when a county has programs that win as much as Gwinnett, legendary coaches and wealthy boosters don't have to do very much, if anything, to convince talented athletes to come and play for them.

Also, there's a big disparity between what private schools, where everyone has to pay tuition to attend and boosters are allowed to recruit students for "academic" purposes and pay the tuition of the students they can recruit for supposed academic purposes through the use of private scholarships, something that public schools cannot do, which means that private schools can recruit star athletes and pay their tuition and say it is all for academic purposes while public schools cannot, which explains the GHSA's reluctance to be heavy-handed in their enforcement of the rules when private schools have such an overwhelming natural advantage as private schools can give scholarships to whomever they wish.

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datruth 1 year, 12 months ago

Robert's family has been in the same home since 7th grade - which is in the Archer district. Like many students, he sought a permissive transfer to continue attending Grayson - that is allowed by the county, so if you don't like that take it up with them, not the teenager. Robert does not live with the coach, nor did he during the championship game. There's more to the story (as is often the case) than what needs to explained to folks like you. Perhaps you should stick to what you know rather than delving into a young man's family life - none of which would be relevant to anyone if he were not a well publicized football player. No recruiting needed to be done with Robert since he has played in the Grayson program since 7th grade. For all you stone throwers, you'll find that to be the case with most of the Grayson boys. My son is in the same boat - played through Grayson's GFL from 3rd grade on, and applied for a permissive transfer because Archer opened AFTER he entered high school. Yes, we've had a couple of move-ins, and yes we have our share of permissive transfers, but all of that is on the up-and-up. Typical democrats...justify your own wrongdoing and start pointing fingers to defray the negative attention you earned.

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Bear 1 year, 12 months ago

He sought a permissive transfer the year Archer opened (when Conn had recruited him). They have been using a false address since then - just for paperwork purposes). No permissives were to be approved by the principal as of the 2009 school year however, several have SLIPPED through.

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ssilover1 1 year, 12 months ago

Amazing how many people write like they know something. Love the piece about steroids that ACC...wrote. ACC..., we bought some of those needles and roids and I need a refund. They don't work too good. My son is scrawny and dumb and his team loses. Gimme my money back!!!

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Dubbin 1 year, 12 months ago

When a story concerning elections, tax rates, airport expansion or other issue that REALLY has an effect on people's lives there are 4 or 5 comments on this site. When we talk high school football - which is at best entertainment - there are 35 comments. What a perfect illustration of why our county and nation are going down the tubes.

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