Edgerton athlete suspended for coupon

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Gazette Staff
Monday, January 28, 2008
— An Edgerton High School athlete was suspended for two games and the JV boys basketball team had to forfeit four games after the student appeared in a billboard this fall and received a $25 coupon, Principal Jim Halberg said.

The student was one of several local athletes, including students from Craig, Parker and Beloit Turner high schools, who appeared in a billboard advertising letter jackets for Throndsen Lettering. The students received $25 coupons from the business for appearing in the billboard.

The Edgerton student did not spend the coupon and returned it to the business, athletic director Mike Neary said.

The JV basketball team has forfeited four games this season that the student played in while the billboard was up, Halberg said. The district does not intend to appeal the WIAA ruling, he said.

The Janesville School District has declined to say whether its students were suspended or lost their amateur status for their appearance in the billboard, saying a federal privacy law forbids disclosure of disciplinary actions.

Last updated: 12:43 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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