Gaiters Self Dis­close In­el­i­gi­ble Player

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke Len­noxville

OnFri­day, July 5 the Bishop’s Gaiters football team self-dis­closed the use of an in­el­i­gi­ble player dur­ing the 2012 RSEQ football sea­son. With the tran­si­tion over the past three years, the new coach­ing staff au­dited their en­tire ros­ter this off-sea­son. It was dis­cov­ered that they had un­in­ten­tion­ally played four games with a player who did not meet el­i­gi­bil­ity poli­cies.

«This is an un­for­tu­nate sit­u­a­tion,» said Gaiters head coach Kevin Mackey. «We were dou­ble and triple check­ing our ros­ter af­ter the sit­u­a­tions in our con­fer­ence last year. This is an er­ror that we re­gret. Once we dis­cov­ered our mis­take we im­me­di­ately in­formed the CIS and RSEQ. We have a good re­la­tion­ship with the league of­fices and are com­mit­ted to in­tegrity and trans­parency. We have taken the nec­es­sary mea­sures to en­sure some­thing like this does not hap­pen in the fu­ture.»

The re­sult of the dis­closer does not have any ef­fect on the 2013 sea­son.

In ac­cor­dance with the RSEQ and CIS poli­cies the iden­tity of the in­el­i­gi­ble stu­dent-ath­lete will not be re­leased. League reg­u­la­tions stip­u­late that the Gaiters now for­feit their two vic­to­ries from last sea­son ver­sus the Con­cor­dia Stingers and McGill Red­men.

The Gaiters will open the 2013 cam­paign on Sun­day, Septem­ber 1 when they host their cross-town ri­val Sher­brooke Vert et Or in the an­nual Mayor’s Cup. Kick­off is set for 2 p.m. on Coul­ter Field. Get all of your Bishop’s Gaiters in­for­ma­tion at www.gaiters.ca

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