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September 6, 2013

Fight after high school game has serious consequences

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The tragedy in Alabama is that the damage has been done and the schools must live with the shame and embarrassment. It’s now part of their history, a chapter it would rather not publicize.

The federation’s Hopkins said the lesson to be learned is that it takes “only a moment” to tarnish 30 or 40 years of outstanding work. Coaches must follow their better instincts. “Don’t walk through that door,” he advised.

For those who do, there’s no turning back.

Tom Lindley is a sports columnist for the CNHI News Service. Reach him at tlindley@cnhi.com.

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