Too big for Pee Wee Football?
12-year-old barred from team
- Duration 3:19
- Date Aug 19, 2012
12-year-old barred from team
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Welcome back everybody my favorite story of the day -- 300 pounds too big to play Peewee football.
A twelve year old in Texas was denied a place science team because he exceeded the weight limit.
When did we mention that he's also more than six feet tall he was excluded from that Peewee team so is that -- you had a lot to say about this yesterday.
Let's talk right now to that young man alive Earnhardt and his mother Cindy thanks so much for bigger guys.
-- -- -- Doing well I -- Vista has really caused quite a firestorm a near hometown there.
Did you think it you should be playing Pee-Wee football with kids were much little more than you know.
Well most of the kids are my team -- my friends that's the first reason I want to play.
How did it feel a -- to be told that you were too big to play with -- friends.
I was kinda sad because.
I practiced for them for three weeks and being.
-- tell me at the way in that kind of play.
And fact we we had up there quote of yours a moment -- that set I was humiliated.
Why did you feel humiliated it.
Because he point in the -- line one of the coaches say and coaches are gonna make when he assumed the -- -- big big as you know and as I certainly know being big is an asset in football it's normally.
Something that makes you the best player on the field rarely is it ever keeping you off the field Cindy from what I understand of the rule book.
You can play if you exceed the weight limit from what I read into this rule book says.
If the player exceeds the stated wait -- -- the player must display the league approved symbol.
And the approved location only be allowed to play the following positions offensive and defensive line -- -- -- wants to play on the defensive line that's where he excels.
So does he really violate the league rule of -- 135.
Apple I don't believe so -- not in my opinion and -- so they needed to basically.
You know say that a lot better and the role that.
But Elijah Wood about what critics say and that is that you might hurt somebody.
It could be dangerous for a little nine -- nine pound kid -- to bump in the U.
-- That's what they say and I don't believe me.
We reached out to the -- Peewee football league we're still waiting for a statement back from them it's indeed a happy ending here is your son.
A logic gets to go to San Diego and practice with the NFL's San Diego Chargers how excited are the to a view for this opportunity.
I'm very excited I mean he's gonna get to go meet men that are.
You know 68400.
Pounds you know -- though it's OK to play low volume now.
Don't let his dreams you know.
Got -- ways because the way you know they're doing to him and you know.
They say -- you know play metals gold club all you know he's gone in the seventh grade.
But what everyone's -- to understand and is he's still gonna go up against the same size boys.
-- well hopefully -- will learn all of that thanks so much for sharing your personal story with us.