AHSAA Reverses Tuscaloosa County’s Forfeit Against Bessemer City
The Alabama High School Athletic Association has given Tuscaloosa County High School its win over Bessemer City back after clarifying its rule about players receiving food-related gift cards.
"The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control met Tuesday at the AHSAA Office and unanimously approved a clarification for the AHSAA Amateur Rule concerning food-related gift cards presented to AHSAA student-athletes," wrote the AHSAA. "The Central Board action also rescinded any sanctions that were assessed to schools which have been penalized this school year for Amateur Rule violations concerning such gift cards."
Restaurants are now excluded from the rule.
"We thank the AHSAA Central Board for this clarification of the Amateur Rule. We are also appreciative that the sanction against TCHS has been rescinded and the TCHS win on September 2 will stand," said the Tuscaloosa County School System in an official statement.
The Wildcats are now 3-1 on the season and travel to Oak Mountain on Friday night.