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O.J. Mayo Suspended, Will Miss Four Games

By: Mike Waterhouse Email
By: Mike Waterhouse Email

The WVSSAC announced that there is no need for further action against a Huntington High School player involved in an incident at the HHS vs. Capital game. A news release from Cabell County Schools says the WVSSAC is backing off because school has already taken disciplinary action against the player.

The release doesn't mention the name of the student, but there was only one student involved in the incident: O.J. Mayo.

Sources tell WSAZ Sports Director Keith Morehouse that Principal Greg Webb has decided to suspend Mayo from sports for 14 days due to his conduct at the game against Capital High School on Friday, January 26.

WSAZ has also been told that the suspension will not start until after Friday's game against Scott County. The 14-day suspension will affect four games.

Also in the news release, Executive Director of the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission Mike Hayden "commended Webb for the actions he had taken and applauded his commitment to enforcing the rules of the WVSSAC."

The release also states the letter from the WVSSAC was "in reference to one student only and does not affect other cases being considered by WVSSAC."

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Here is the news release issued by Cabell County Schools:

For Immediate Release
February 1, 2007

WVSSAC Accepts Huntington High Discipline Recommendation
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In reference to the discipline of a student athlete relating to incidents at the Huntington High School vs. Capital High School boys basketball game on Friday, January 26, 2007, West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission Executive Director Mike Hayden has notified Huntington High School Principal Greg Webb that, because of the actions he has taken regarding the discipline of the student involved, his office “sees no need for further inquiry.”

In his letter, Hayden commended Webb for the actions he had taken and applauded his commitment to enforcing the rules of the WVSSAC.

Cabell County Schools is unable to release what specific disciplinary action will be taken at this time. Student discipline records are protected from release by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

This letter was in reference to one student only and does not affect other cases being considered by WVSSAC.


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