Thomasville Times Enterprise


August 30, 2011

Cairo football players off the field

THOMASVILLE — Two Cairo High School Syrupmakers involved in a recent assault and robbery case will not be on the football field for the foreseeable future.

Grady County Schools administrators told the Times-Enterprise Tuesday that Damian Edwards, 18, and Drake Robertson, 17, both students and football players at CHS, are currently not on the team.

CHS Principal David McCurry said, “as of right now, those two young men are not on the football team.”

“Those two boys were out there yesterday afternoon (at practice Monday) and dressed with the scout team,” Superintendent Dr. Tommy Pharis said Tuesday. “It was not what we had previously discussed. It was a lack of clear communication.

“School administration and I talked this morning when I was made aware of it,” Pharis continued. “The decision was made that they would not be on the practice field or playing field at this time.

The incident occurred Aug. 21 at a vacant house in Grady County and involved the physical assault and robbery of a Hispanic male. Edwards and Robertson — two of the four suspects — are charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and robbery.

The two students were suspended last week and returned to school Monday.

They are currently in Crossroads, an alternative school primarily used for disciplinary measures.

The 16-year-old juvenile involved in the case, also a student at CHS, was given the opportunity to return to school through another alternative program.

Read the complete story in Wednesday's edition of the Times-Enterprise.

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