Weatherford Democrat

Top News

November 6, 2013

For now, the Outlaws are staying out

Parents of pee wee football team take lawyer’s advice not to file legal action concerning playoffs ban

By BRIAN SMITH

Members of the Weatherford Pee Wee Football Association have decided to drop efforts to get their Weatherford Outlaws U7 football team into the Northwest Texas Youth Football Association playoffs this Saturday.

The team was banned from the playoffs, along with a Crowley team, after an Oct. 28 altercation involving parents from both teams. WPWFA officials worked with Weatherford attorney Reed Wainwright to work with them on their next move.

WPWFA Vice President Chris Frank said Tuesday morning Wainwright had found while looking at the NWTYFA bylaws that the group had no way of determining punishment in a case of something like this.

“It’s like they were making it up as they went along,” Frank said Tuesday. “We are bound and determined to fight, that’s for sure. We still feel that we didn’t do anything wrong and we want the kids to play.”

Wainwright, however, Wednesday afternoon said he had told Frank he did not recommend filing an injunction to delay the start of the league playoffs, scheduled to begin Saturday. Wainwright said a judge would have to determine whether irreparable harm would be done to the players, in this case mostly 7 year olds in the youth tackle league, for not taking part in the playoffs.

“When you’re dealing with non-profit groups, a lot of them aren’t going to have appeal processes like the UIL or NCAA,” Wainwright said. “You would have to show irreparable harm would be done to them for not taking part to even get an injunction, and I just don’t see that.”

Wainwright said he wished he could have attended a hearing Oct. 30 when the decision to ban the Outlaws from post-season was made.

“It’s unfortunate for the kids,” Wainwright said.

Frank said after talking to Wainwright, it was decided to let the issue drop.

Text Only
Top News
  • IMG_7134.JPG Despite cold, peach crops looking rosy

    Parker County peach growers won’t know for sure for a few more days, but as of Wednesday, one day after April temperatures plummeted into the low 30s, they’re predicting a good, even rosy, peach harvest for this year’s Parker County Peach Festival.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Larue, Jeffrey.jpg Wanted sex offender found in Weatherford

    A sex offender reportedly sought by Hood County authorities after failing to register as required was found in a Weatherford hotel last week, police say, after exposing himself to an employee.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Animal shelter throwing a party

    The Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter made a promise to its staff, volunteers and rescues that if the shelter was able to achieve a 90 percent live release rate by the end of March, the shelter would throw a community-wide party to celebrate its accomplishments.

    April 16, 2014

  • Veterans Memorial Rendering.jpg Cabin fever

    Weatherford Parks and Recreation officials are looking to renovate two areas to make them more user friendly.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0416 loc WISD new HR director.jpg Chapman named WISD’s new Human Resources director

    Members of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees last week approved Monty Chapman as the district’s new executive director of Human Resources.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parker County man killed in single-vehicle wreck

    A 60-year-old Parker County man was killed around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash in the 2100 block of FM Road 3325, also known as Farmer Road.

    April 15, 2014

  • IMG_6890.jpg WC’s new Allied Health Building nears completion

    Construction crews are in high swing as the completion date for Weatherford College’s new Don Allen Allied Health Building nears.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • easter eggs.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Enjoy Easter eggs safely

    Eggs have been used to celebrate spring festivals for centuries. Immigrant settlers brought symbolic Easter rabbits and colored eggs to America. Since then, Easter egg hunts have been beloved by children everywhere.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • VETERANS’ CORNER: Women on subs? Navy exploring the possibility

    The United States Navy is surveying enlisted women and to gauge those interested in volunteering for submarine force duty.

    April 13, 2014

  • Biz Index 1.jpg A Little Bit of Everything

    Kris Hurley and Natalie Mynar know a “Little Bit of Everything.” They should, as it’s their business to.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Poll

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Yes
No
Undecided
Don't care
     View Results