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Was Pee Wee Football Club Right to Ban Player for Being Too Big?

A 300-pound, 6-foot-1, 12-year-old boy was banned from pee wee football for being too big. Was this the right decision for the club to make?

Several news outlets reported recently on a 300-pound Mesquite, Texas, 12-year-old football player who was banned from playing pee wee football because of his size. According to the Huffington Post, Mesquite Pee Wee Football Association rules have a weight limit of 135 pounds for seventh-graders. The child was reportedly humiliated and his mother incensed, but with the injuries incurred in football, is it safe for other smaller youth to go up against someone of his size? He is reported to be 6-foot-1.

While his size might be a benefit to him as a football player later, he needs to learn the necessary skills as well. If he can't play, how can he learn those skills?

Was the Mesquite Pee Wee Football Association correct in banning the 12-year-old or should he be allowed to play in the league?

Karla August 28, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Instead of that, why not help him become a healthy human being,
Harriet August 28, 2012 at 01:14 PM
I suppose you are perfect in every way Karla. Do you have no compassion for people with a disease? Are you picture perfect? Have you no allergies or health issues to speak of? You seem very callous.
Racer X August 28, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Harriet, Yes, there are folks who cannot help their weight due to disease's of various natures and my heart goes out to them. Conversely, it is also a fact that obesity is the cause of many health problems. I believe Karla is just talking about the self indulgent pie hole stuffers who have a choice.
Karla August 28, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Harriet, what kind of compassion do you want. I'm so sorry you find me callous. I certainly am not. I work hard at staying fit, cooking healthy foods for my family and working with those that need my help. They don't complain and whine the way you do. They don't make excuses. If we have hayfever, etc. we deal with it, we don't go to the ER and hang out. We take care of our families. It seems that you are very sensitive. That's to bad, it would be nice if you could help yourself and then help others. That's what we should all do. No more excuses people, let's make ourselves proud of who we are. You too Harriet. Just out of curiosity, how much do you weigh and are you employed and do you receive entitlements from the gov?. I would love to be able to work with you and help you with whatever issues you have.
Karla August 28, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Harriet, are you still there? I sincerely want you to be a better healthy person.

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