The Weaver boys basketball team has forfeited two games due to the use of an ineligible player and its coach has been suspended for the remainder of the year, the Hartford Courant reported Wednesday.
According to report, the ineligible player, Tariek Weaver-bey, played for Weaver in victories over Granby and South Windsor. Weaver self-reported the incident on Jan. 9, but did not detail why Weaver-bey was deemed ineligible.
As a result, Culinary Arts Academy at Weaver principal Timothy Goodwin suspended coach Charles Silvan for the rest of the season. Junior varsity and freshman coach Reggie Hatchett is the interim coach.
Weaver fell to 6-6 with the forfeits, but The Courant also said the school could be fined by the CIAC for playing in a three-game tournament in Manchester, New Hampshire from Dec. 26-28.
At issue is whether the games were scrimmages or official games. Goodwin told the Courant the coaching staff considered them scrimmages, but the games were counted by the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association.