A play made during a football game last Friday between Omaha Central High School and Creighton Prep ended up in a courtroom battle Thursday. Central High’s Brandon Wagner was thrown out of the game and given a one game suspension for what was considered an illegal hit and then for taunting that player. The Nebraska School Activities Association ruled in favor of the referee’s call.
Brandon’s mother, Shawnna believes the hit was legal and wanted to appeal. Since there is no appeals process they ended up in court. The judge agreed with the NSAA and Brandon didn’t get to play in his homecoming game. Wagner says Brandon was disappointed but took it like a man.
Wagner says, “He did feel like we drug it out by going to court but that is my son and if something is not right we as a parent, anybody as a parent, should have their child’s back if they feel they have not been properly treated or what-not.” She says Brandon had already accepted the fact that he would not be able to play for disturbing reasons. Brandon stated he would not be allowed to play because he is black, because of whom his father is and because of whom they played. Wagner says she and others convinced him otherwise and they are now focusing on Brandon’s future.
The Creighton Prep player was checked out at a hospital and is ok.