UPDATE: Girl practicing football at Lindale JHS says mom - KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

UPDATE: Girl practicing football at Lindale JHS says mom

Posted: Updated:

By Courtney Lane - bio | email

LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - The mother of an eighth grade girl who was wanting to play football at Lindale Junior High School says that the day after our story aired, her daughter went to practice.

Jennifer Perales, 13, says the coach laughed in her face when she approached him about joining the team.

Lindale ISD said they are looking into what was said between the coach and Jennifer's mother.

The district says they do not discriminate and Jennifer would become eligible to play as long as she had a physical done. Friday afternoon, Jennifer's mom says that was completed and Jennifer's practices are going well.

Previous Story:
Girl wants to play football, claims coach laughed in her face

Copyright 2010 KLTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

West Ferguson Street
Tyler, TX 75702

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KLTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.