Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Kentucky High School Athletic Association to fine schools for post-game handshake violations
by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association went on the offensive Wednesday to clarify its position on what at first was perceived by many to be a ban on postgame handshakes.
On Tuesday, many media outlets reported that the KHSAA was stopping the practice of postgame sportsmanship due to incidents, including fights, that broke-out during the handshakes.
According to The Courier-Journal, the KHSAA issued a letter clarifying that the governing body wasn't banning the practice, but would fine schools if fights or conflicts break-out after a game ends.
The KHSAA said that the initial news release on handshakes was "at best poorly worded and at worst...incomplete.
As you can see from the above video from former NFL head coach Herm Edwards, the story blew-up nationally before the KHSAA clarified its position.