NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The suspensions placed on the Landry-Walker and McDonogh 35 varsity boys basketball teams after a post-game brawl between schools will be lifted, but new sanctions will be put in place as punishment.
According to a statement put out by the Louisiana High School Athletics Association, the suspension of interscholastic competition for the schools' varsity boys' basketball programs for both Landry-Walker and McDonogh 35 High School will be lifted on Dec. 21. However, both schools must agree to the following sanctions:
- Landry-Walker and McDonogh 35 will pay a $500.00 fine per LHSAA Rule & Regulation 5.11.10 student coach or fan in violation of misconduct prior to, during or immediately following and athletic contest. All fines must be payed within 30 days of receipt of this communication.
- Landry-Walker and McDonogh 35 are placed on administrative probation for the sport of varsity boys’ basketball for one calendar year per LHSAA Rule & Regulation 5.11.13 schools involved in infractions inconsistent with wholesome competition, including sportsmanship.
- Landry-Walker vs. McDonogh 35 game scheduled for January 12, 2016 will be deleted from both schedules and no replacement game(s) will be authorized.
- Landry-Walker and McDonogh 35 will provide to this office a written plan of action for prevent of further incidents involving spectators on the playing surface, before, during or immediately following an athletic contest. Please be advised if there is any further incidents as such, continued membership with this organization will be in jeopardy.
The schools may choose to not accept these sanctions according to the LHSAA. Schools can appeal the association's Sportsmanship Committee on Jan. 7, 2016. If appealed, the initial suspension will still be lifted, but may be reinstated after the hearing.
Cellphone video of the post-game brawl can be viewed below: