Hoover Fined $2,000 by State Association

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama High School Athletic Association has slapped Hoover High School with a $2,000 fine, three years probation and a forfeiture of four wins for playing an ineligible player.

Suzy Baker, Vice President of the Hoover School Board, said she's ready to clear the air and wants head football coach Rush Propst to step down.

Baker said he's "become a lightning rod in this situation" but said the final decision on Propst's future should be left up to School Superintendent Andy Craig.

He has the option of buying out Propst's contract, place him on administrative leave or fire him. Craig has not announced a decision.

Baker said board members have the responsibility to "put the right leaders in front of our children."

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