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Appeal OK’d In Dispute Over Sports, Korean Teen

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HUDSON, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered the state appeals court to look at the case of a teenager whose ability to play high-school sports has been halted because of his South Korean roots.

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is appealing a decision that would allow Sang Woo Robbins to play for Hudson High School in southern Michigan.

The MHSAA says foreign-exchange students can only play a year of sports. But Robbins, a junior, has been adopted and no longer is an exchange student. The MHSAA isn’t budging.

A Lenawee County judge in September said the South Korean native could play football. But the school kept him on the sidelines because it feared it would have to forfeit any victories if Robbins eventually loses the lawsuit.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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