Saturday, September 24, 2005 Football player without legs eligible to play
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) September 20 — Game officials made a mistake when they kept a high school football player who has no legs from playing last week, the Ohio High School Athletic Association said.
Bobby Martin, a senior at Colonel White High School in Dayton who was born without legs, was told at halftime of Friday's game at Mount Healthy High School in Cincinnati that he could not finish the game.
The officials said Martin was violating a rule that requires players to wear shoes, thigh pads and knee pads. [emphases added]