Big Spring Herald

2 players ineligible on Briles-coached high school team


DALLAS (AP) — A district executive committee has ruled that two players on an East Texas high school football team coached by former Baylor coach Art Briles are ineligible.

The Dallas Morning News reports the committee voted 6-0 on Tuesday that Brock and Cameron Nellor moved to the Mount Vernon Independen­t School District for athletic purposes, a violation of University Interschol­astic League rules. The vote reversed a 3-0 vote three weeks ago, when three district superinten­dents abstained, that ruled the two players were eligible.

Mount Vernon school Superinten­dent Jason McCullough told the newspaper that Briles and the district received a public reprimand but no forfeiture­s. However, the UIL executive committee can still forfeit five games in which the two played.

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