All public high school athletes in Collier County will now be required to prove their ages before they can take the field. School Superintendent Ray Baker announced the change this morning during a news conference after several Immokalee High students were found to be too old to play sports. The superintendent also says he hasn’t made up his mind what punishment the school’s principal, Manny Touron (tour-ON), will get besides a written reprimand. But Baker says Touron will keep his job.
“But you don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. This is an excellent principal, an excellent principal. And that community, I believe, needs Manny Touron.”
Touron says he made a mistake in not fully investigating the age of several of the football and soccer players when he learned they may have been overage.
Monday, May 20th
Last update08:00:00 AM EST