The family of a high school football player allegedly cut from his team after a wrist injury is suing the athlete’s high school.
Billy Andrle, a high school senior and former team captain who was once voted his county’s most outstanding football player, broke his wrist during practice. Andrle says he was booted from the team by the team’s coach when he refused to practice or play with his wrist still in a cast.
Andrle’s family is suing the school for wrongful termination and defamation, claiming other students and players were told Andrle quit the team. Their attorney argues that Andrle will lose valuable scholarship opportunities because of his ejection from the team and that he will be “known as a quitter.”
A representative for Andrle’s high school claims the school never ejected Andrle from the team and that Andrle is welcome back on the playing field any time.