The state's governing body of high school sports could still decide to investigate Wolverines over "alleged recruiting violations."
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association decided Monday during its Executive Board meeting in Renton that it will uphold sanctions levied by the SeaKing District at the Bellevue High School football program.
The WIAA still could investigate the Bellevue program over “alleged recruiting violations.” In a release, the WIAA said it will direct staff to begin discussions with the Bellevue School District and Bellevue High School “regarding additional concerns raised by the League in regard to alleged recruiting violations.”
Bellevue High School last month decided to stop challenging sanctions against the football program, accepting reduced sanctions. Bellevue is playing a reduced scheduled this season and next and is banned from postseason play during those two seasons. The team also is not allowed to accept support from outside booster clubs for four years (though it can appeal that in 2018). The Bellevue High athletic department is on probation for four years.
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The complete statement from the WIAA:
“As part of the WIAA approval process regarding sanction, the WIAA Executive Board approved all sanctions imposed by the nine different WIAA District Boards. Included in those approvals was the Executive Board’s decision to uphold the sanctions imposed by the SeaKing District 2 Board. Per item five of the SeaKing District 2 Board ruling, the WIAA Executive Board has directed staff to begin discussions with the Bellevue School District and Bellevue High School regarding additional concerns raised by the League in regard to alleged recruiting violations.”