Shakopee Athlete Challenges Suspension from Sports

Updated: 10/24/2013 6:54 AM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste


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A Minnesota high school athlete who was suspended over a tweet has dropped his push for a restraining order after being told he'll be allowed to wrestle this season.
    
Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, had argued that his tweet about drilling his teammates was about tackling opponents and wasn't a threat.
    
A school district attorney said in court Tuesday that his suspension was only for football and that he would still be able to wrestle. On Wednesday, the judge ordered a mediation hearing. Afterward, both sides said a deal had been reached confirming that he'll be allowed to wrestle.
    
Leon's family said the suspension was hurting his chances of getting a wrestling scholarship for college and violated his constitutional rights.

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