Newsome Case Going to Federal Level

 Jeremy Newsome

Basketball star Jeremy Newsome’s lawsuit against the Mississippi High School Activities Association has been dismissed, but the case is far from over.

Jim Waide, who is representing Newsome and his mother, Lyndia Traylor, made a motion to dismiss the lawsuit so he could re-file it in federal court. Judge John Hatcher granted the dismissal late Thursday, though not for the reasons Waide had outlined.

In Hatcher’s order, he wrote that he was dismissing the lawsuit “because [of] the facts and evidence to date and the interests of justice.”

Newsome and his mother filed the lawsuit after the MHSAA denied Newsome’s athletic eligibility at Nettleton. The association said the 6-foot-7 senior had not made a “bona fide move” from Okolona.

Read more about this story in Saturday’s Daily Journal.

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