says school's grades policy is unfair
...Madison-Grant basketball player Jake Stroup, who recently was declared academically ineligible to play, has filed a lawsuit against Madison-Grant United School Corp. to regain his position on the team.
also claims a female athlete at the school who was ruled academically ineligible was given an opportunity to regain her
eligibility, and he
was not. Stroup
and his lawyer, Albert Harker, filed for a temporary restraining order Thursday that would allow the senior to rejoin the basketball team until the case is settled.
The Argylls beat Wabash 55-34 Friday without Stroup
last played Jan. 6 against Wes-Del and has not practiced with the team, even though he
is allowed to under M-G's policy.
and his parents, Todd and Terri Stroup, were at Friday's game but wouldn't comment on the case.
was first declared ineligible, we addressed the team, and that was the end of it at that point."
is 18 years old.
SUSPENSION - Madison-Grant High School senior Jake Stroup
is surrounded by Mississinewa defenders during a game Dec. 16.Stroup
has not played with the team since a Jan. 6 game because his
grades did not meet standards for athletic participation according to school policy.Stroup
has taken his
case to court, seeking to regain his
spot on the team.