Panel Says No Religious Discrimination in Football Player Case

Panel Says No Religious Discrimination in Football Player Case

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(Billings, Montana-AP) -- A panel of School District Two trustees says Adam Erekson may have been wronged but there was nothing to tie his lack of football playing time at Billings Senior High School to religious discrimination.

The panel plans to recommend to the full board at its May 11th hearing that the investigation end. However, there's still a civil suit pending.

Billings attorney Matthew Erekson claims his son was benched for his entire senior year because of his Mormon religion. At all levels, so far, school officials have concluded there was no discrimination.

The three-member panel listened to the arguments yesterday afternoon before reaching its recommendation.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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