Sunday, September 17, 2006

Public schools sports group makes waiver for criminal's GPS ankle bracelet

More progressive sportsmanship: The armed robber has been given a jewelry ban waiver so that he can wear his court-ordered GPS ankle bracelet on the football field. (See photo, from Washington Post.)

According to the Washington Post, the robber playing for Wheaton "said his ankle monitor is light enough that he hardly notices it when he plays, and it will not encumber him. Even though Maryland high school players are not allowed to wear jewelry on the field, Lazear will be able to play with the monitor. 'The umpire will inspect it before the game and make sure it is adequately padded,' said Ned Sparks, executive director of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association."