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High school football player barred from team because of homelessness

WASHINGTON —Kate Malongowski

A Washington D.C. teen who was ineligible from playing at a high school football game Saturday because he didn’t have a permanent address has now been offered a home and can play for his team again.Jamal Speaks, who plays for the Ballou High School Knights, told WRC-TV he was heartbroken over the decision, since the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association ruled him ineligible to play. He was also unable to practice with his team during that time.Speaks has also been offered a scholarship to play college football at Temple University next year. FULL STORY