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Booster club parent gives high school football players alcohol

Arlington High School is 7-2 on the season, but fallout from a party this past weekend may be a game changer. Arlington High School is 7-2 on the season, but fallout from a party this past weekend may be a game changer.

(WMC-TV) - Officials say illegal drinking was a factor in suspending players from a high school football team.

Arlington High School is 7-2 on the season, but fallout from a party this past weekend may be a game changer.

"My opinion, I just think it's stupid. I guess they were just having too much fun. They should have thought about everybody else, the team and stuff," said student Lexi Johnson.

A group of Tiger football players, one unconfirmed estimate of as many as 20 total, were suspended from the team.

"It's an unfortunate occurrence, but as a teenager we all make mistakes. It happens, but we can learn from this experience and go beyond that," said student Chris Ashford.

According to the Shelby County School System, some football players were drinking at an off-campus party over the weekend. A parent, who is also an officer in the team's booster club, gave them alcohol.

SCS provided the following statement:

"The parent has since resigned from the booster organization. Several players involved have been suspended from the team, and additional disciplinary action may come as a result of the school's ongoing investigation."

Micah Crawford is the student body president. She says it is a serious issue the school will address appropriately, while fellow students remain upbeat.

"It's a horrible circumstance, but overall we'll rise above it. Because we're Arlington," said Crawford.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is not investigating this case, and they say that it is strictly a matter for the school system to address.

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