The Missouri High School Activities Association has ruled a player for Clayton High School in the St. Louis area was ineligible during this past year, and the school forfeits nine of its victories this year. Not only does the ruling take away almost all of Clayton’s wins, it costs the school its playoff spot. But, the matter is far from over. Officials with the Clayton School District plan to take the matter to a federal court Wednesday morning. The controversy arose after it was discovered Jairus Byrd, the star quarterback for Clayton, did not live in the school district. His father is an assistant with the St. Louis Rams and a former National Football League player. The family was living in a hotel near the Rams’ practice facility about 17 miles from the Clayton School District. The high school playoffs are scheduled to start Wednesday night.
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