October 01, 2010

High School Team Lets Special-Needs Player Score: With a minute remaining in last Friday's game and a lead of more than 30 points, Menomonie [Wisc.] High coach Joe LaBuda called a timeout and approached the referees and the Superior High coach with a special request: Would it be OK if one of his players caught a pass, and would Superior's players would take it easy tackling him?

posted by rcade to football at 03:47 PM - 3 comments

He's not autisitic - he has down's syndrome.

posted by brookish at 04:32 PM on October 01, 2010

I updated the link. The last one said he had autism. This one is from his hometown and is less specific on that subject.

posted by rcade at 05:06 PM on October 01, 2010

brookish, you might be thinking of the football player in Washington state who had Down's Syndrome. I tried to post the link here be am having no luck. (it's my computer, not sportsfilter)

posted by steelergirl at 10:46 PM on October 01, 2010

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