Oklahoma Supreme Court Takes OSSAA Appeal in QB Suspension

11-29-05 - The state Supreme Court today agreed to hear an appeal from the Oklahoma Secondary School Activity Association on the suspension of Shawnee High School's quarterback.

But the earliest the Shawnee-East Central Class Five-A state semifinal game could be played is likely December 10th.

The OSSAA suspended Tucker Brown for two games after he was kicked out of last week's Class Five-A state quarterfinal game for fighting. Brown was ejected after kicking a player who jumped offsides and grabbed Brown by the helmet and threw him to the ground.

Brown's mother filed a lawsuit challenging the suspension and a Pottawatomie County judge prohibited the association from suspending the player.

The OSSAA then postponed last week's Shawnee-East Central semifinal while they appeal.

Justice Joseph Watt signed an order today accepting the case. Under the schedule, the final legal documents are to be filed by December fifth, meaning the game could likely not be played until the 10th. The winner will play Bixby, which beat Ardmore in last weekend's other Five-A semifinal.