Bishop Sycamore demanded ‘compensation’ for coach appearing on radio show, says Dan Patrick

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The Bishop Sycamore saga doesn’t seem to be over. Not by far.

Legendary sportscaster Dan Patrick said on his radio show on Wednesday that he contacted coaches at the beleaguered Ohio school and was asked for compensation for inviting someone.

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“We contacted the coaching staff at Bishop Sycamore, the fictional high school, and they weren’t available. Someone told us we had to pay, like what kind of compensation could we give one of the coaches who would join us,” said Patrick.

‘Dan Patrick Show’ producer Todd Fritz says a school official is asking for some sort of compensation because of the pressure they’ve been under from the school’s resulting firestorm that tricked a marketing agency into playing a national game show against a top high school football program.

“There was a message sent back to me basically saying ‘what kind of compensation is involved because we’re going through all this hardship and stress and stuff. I guess they might feel better if they got some kind of money to come on the show,” Fritz said.

Patrick wondered how much a high school football coach would cost.

“We don’t pay guests. Fifty dollars? One hundred dollars ? How much is enough? Like, how much is it for a high school coach? »

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Since Sunday’s game against IMG Academy, it was revealed that the school played on Friday night, making it two games in three days for the players. The school apparently did not release an accurate player information sheet until the last minute and did not reveal that they had played two days prior.

It turned out that coach Roy Johnson at the time also had an active arrest warrant and was caught up in a civil suit. Andre Peterson, who is the school’s founder and principal as well as an assistant coach, told USA Today on Tuesday that Johnson is no longer with the team.

Peterson pushed back against allegations that the school was a “scam”.

“There is nothing I got out of this that would be a scam because I don’t earn anything financially from what we do. The reality is that I have a son (Javan) who is also in the program and been in the program for four years,” he said.

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“If it’s a scam and the kids aren’t going to school and doing what they’re supposed to do, then I’m literally ripping myself off. And more importantly, I’m hurting my own son. So when people say things like…I would literally take my son’s future and throw it in the trash.”

Bishop Sycamore has lost four opponents since the fallout, and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has called on the state Department of Education to investigate the school.

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