Michigan high school says football player was 21

Mount Pleasant High School may forfeit wins

Published On: Nov 03 2012 02:30:19 PM EDT
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -

A central Michigan high school football team may have to forfeit some late-season victories after officials learned a defensive back was 21 years old.
 
   James Nash enrolled at Mount Pleasant High School this fall under an alias, Javier Jones.
 
   Athletic Director Jim Conway says the school investigated Nash after a tip from a parent. Nash was expelled Thursday.
 
   Conway says documents were altered and forged. Nash previously lived in Lansing.
 
   Football coach Jason McIntyre says the player was a defensive back who started some games near the end of the season, but wasn't a star.
 
   Under state rules, a student isn't eligible to play sports if he or she is 19 before Sept. 1.
 
   The Oilers had a 4-5 record and didn't make the playoffs.