The bill comes after an official was charged with statutory rape ten years ago, but since background checks weren’t required, he was allowed to work around children.
It’s a job that takes a lot of patience and willpower.
Carter said his first priority is the student-athletes.
That’s the very reason state Senator Jim Tracy crafted a bill that would make it state law that all TSSAA referees undergo a criminal background check and be fingerprinted.
Tracy was a TSSAA and NCAA official for more than 25 years.