Phillips, who won a Class S-Small title with Capital Prep, transferred before the season and has played in all nine games for Bloomfield, which has unofficially qualified for a state playoff berth in Class S.
The Courant cited a letter from Capital Prep Principal Dr. Kitsia Hughey Ferguson, which states that Capital Prep did its own investigation into Phillips’ eligibility and, found that Phillips’ mother, Lorraine Rodriguez, still lived at her address in Hartford as of October 6, which would make Phillips ineligible for the season’s first five games.
The text of that letter, which was also obtained by GameTimeCT, is below.
In it, Dr. Ferguson cites a Hartford Public School Residency Verification, which conducted the investigation, among other documents to make the claim that Phillips should be ruled ineligible for Bloomfield’s first five games.
Bloomfield public schools spokesman Stan Simpson told the Courant in a statement, “Bloomfield Public Schools is aware of the CIAC investigation. The district has fully cooperated with the CIAC … and awaits its findings.”
The CIAC director of media relations Joel Cookson confirmed to GameTimeCT Friday afternoon it was investigating the claim, but would not provide further details.
Here is the text of the Capital Prep letter to CIAC dated Oct. 13 below: