HS Player Being Investigated for Attempted Murder Helps Team Win Football Title
Grand Street was able to knock off Erasmus Hall 28-26 to win the PSAL title in a game that took place at none other than Yankee Stadium. However, what makes this victory national news is the contribution of 116 rushing yards by Grand Street running back Rahmel Ashby, a player who is currently out on bail awaiting a January trial for attempted murder.
Way back on April 29th, 2014, Ashby allegedly brandished a gun, in a crowded area, firing it three times and injuring three people.
Then, in October, he was picked up on weapons charges, and once again, made bail.
Since there are no rules governing criminal allegations and eligibility, Ashby has suited up for his team’s games. Of course, the lack of those requirements don’t make him or the school immune from public criticism, as many fans wanted to know why he wasn’t in jail, or, at the very least, why he was still playing football.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]