Parents file lawsuit demanding restart of Michigan high school sports
High school athletes and their parents through the group, Let Them Play Michigan, took to the state court of claims in Lansing Tuesday morning. They want high school sports reinstated before the Feb. 21 deadline the governor announced last month. Read: Michigan officials considering resuming high school winter sports sooner than plannedRead more: Lawsuit suggests stoppage in Michigan high school sports may have led to teen’s deathInitially, they intended to file last week and spoke with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Thursday and Friday. AdOn Tuesday, attorney Peter Ruddell went to a judge saying high school athletes are victims of age discrimination, and lost their free assembly and equal protection rights because college and the pros can play. Whitmer took decisive action during the recent surge of COVID-19 cases that threatened to overrun hospitals,” read the statement.