North Little Rock High School forfeiting wins
The Arkansas Activities Association released a statement on Thursday
announcing the forfeiture of 10 football wins and at least 24 basketball wins
over the 2013-2014 seasons for North
Little Rock High School.
The suspension of wins comes at a time when Charging Wildcats (football) head
coach Brad Bolding has been suspended from his duties.
Rumors have swirled that prized wide receiver recruit K.J.
Hill is at the center of the potential scandal although no hard concrete
evidence has come forward yet. The rumors indicate that Bolding paid for Hill’s
family to move from Bryant into the NLR school district and/or paid for the Hill
family’s home during that time frame, allegedly.
An attempt to reach Coach Bolding for an interview was made
by Elite Sports Network with a reply to speak to his attorney David Couch. Mr.
Couch never returned a phone call to our offices.
AAA director Lance Taylor commented on the forfeited NLR
wins in the statement adding, “We are grateful to North Little Rock High
School for its integrity and honesty while
dealing with a sensitive issue.”
NLR forfeits rights to a 2014 Class 7A state championship in
basketball after posting a 26-2 record including an 89-81 win over Springdale in the finals.
The 2014 football team lost in the semifinals to Cabot 42-10 after knocking off
Fort Smith Northside 56-29 in the opening round.
Hill, 6’0”, 185 pounds, committed to the Arkansas Razorbacks
on August 29 but decommitted shortly before National Signing Day. Hill
eventually signed with Ohio State over Arkansas
Photo credit: arkansasmatters.com; K.J. Hill playing for NLR