A 12-year-old Texas boy is told he can’t suit up for Pee Wee football this season, because he is too big.
FOX News Radio’s Steve Rappoport reports:
At six-feet-tall, nearly 300 pounds, and just 12-years-old, Elijah Earnheart only wants one thing.
(Earnheart) “I just want to play.”
But Elijah will have to suit up somewhere else.
The Mesquite Texas Pee Wee Football Association ruling he’s too big to play. The league president says any seventh grader weighing more than 135 pounds must join the school league.
(Earnheart) “I don’t want to play in school right now because it’s people that have experience of playing. I just want the experience first.”
And his coach Marc Wright points out…
(Wright) “A lot of kids over the weight limit, and they’re allowing them to play.”
The coach and Elijah’s mother protesting the decision.
Steve Rappoport, FOX News Radio.