South Oak Cliff cleared of grade changing allegations from Brett Shipp sweeps week story
If you looked in Saturday’s paper, you would have seen a little bitty story in Sports Day titled DISD investigation clears South Oak Cliff. According to The Dallas Morning News, allegations of improper grade changing for the school’s Class 4A state championships in the 2004-05 and 2006-07 seasons were unfounded.
What did Channel 8, or Brett Shipp, or Dale Hansen have to say about the findings? Not a thing. Back in May, Shipp launched another sweeps week attack on former South Oak Cliff and current NBA player Darrell Arthur. Could Mr. Shipp’s unfounded story have caused Mr. Arthur to slide in the June BA draft? It’s hard to say.
I spoke with Coach James Mays, II last night about the findings. He was thankful for the support he has received from the community during the ordeal. Because of the type of man he is, Coach Mays had nothing negative to say about WFAA or Shipp. But during our conversation I think I said enough for he and I both.
I guess Coach Mays and SOC are safe at least until November’s television sweeps week.
Note: DISD forfeited South Oak Cliff’s state titles from the 2005-06 season. The Golden Bears were state champions of Class 4A last season, their 4th title in a row.