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Superdome stake in LHSAA, lawmaker battle

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Posted: May 6, 2014 12:01 AM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: May 6, 2014 7:03 AM
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press

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Topics: Child refuge, denied sports eligibility, BATON ROUGE, Louisiana High School Athletic Association, Clement Mubungirwa, Episcopal High football, LHSAA

BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers are at war with the Louisiana High School Athletic Association over its decision banning a 19-year-old from playing high school football in the fall.

Clement Mubungwira attends Episcopal High. He's a year behind most kids his age because he immigrated to the United States from the Congo at 12-years-old and had to learn English.

There are a series of laws and resolutions supporting Mubungwira and Monday, the House discussed another. The measure by Rep. Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, bans the Louisiana High School Athletic Association from using the Superdome for athletic activities unless the organization allows Mubungwira to play.

The Associated Press reported lawmakers did not vote on the issue because because Abramson said he hopes the organization will agree to compromise on the issue.
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