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CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago woman is suing the public school system, claiming an unfair ruling has damaged son’s senior football season and could ruin his chance to play college football.

Beverly Boone claims her son, Darrien, was declared ineligible to play high school football “as a matter of spite” after she pulled him out of Fenger High School last November because she says someone pointed a gun at him.

Darrien, who plays quarterback, eventually transferred to Hales Franciscan, but the ineligibility ruling has prevented him from playing this year.

That, the suit says, could jeopardize his plans to play at Central Michigan University after graduation.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser Reports

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