Here is an article that contains a response from the AHSAA a few days ago. https://www.dothaneagle.com/sports/high_school/ahsaa-responds-to-national-backlash-against-maori-davenport-ruling/article_11a3051c-1296-11e9-a7c4-f70f15842361.html
She accepted the money and didn't report that until after she had played in some games this year. That's sketchy. She probably should be suspended but for how long is cause for the divide. I saw one article that said no one disputes that the rule was broken. The problem is that the punishment for the rule is a season long suspension. I hate to think we are going down the road of a "star" player or one with the means to bring this to court gets different treatment than others.
I am kind of leaning toward she should be suspended per the rule on the books. If the schools of AL don't like that they need to go through the proper channels to change the punishment to however many games they want it to be.
I am wondering if this were not USA Bball and was an AAU program or a college alum giving $100 handshakes but they said, "ooops, that was a mistake to give you the money but if you give it back and you will be cleared" does it make a difference. I am not sure I see a big difference between where the money comes from.
That's a helluva statement and lays out very well where the blame should be (player, USABB, parent, coach) while clearly explaining their stance. Huge kudos to them, and reinforces why I don't feel any allowance or exception should be made in this case. It also reinforces my extreme contempt for Jay Bilas.