Nyman Turkish Sues Michigan High School Athletic Association On Behalf Of Deaf High School Wrestler
Nyman Turkish Attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Ellis Kempf against the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), based on their refusal to allow Ellis to have a sign language interpreter ring-side during MHSAA sponsored events. Ellis, who is a triple varsity letter winner at Royal Oak High School in Michigan where he is a senior, was informed during his junior year that his interpreter—provided by his school—would not be allowed to be ring-side during MHSAA sponsored events. While the MHSAA cites “safety” as their reason for barring the interpreter, the situation is actually much more dangerous without the interpreter, as Ellis is forced to compete in a contact sport with absolutely no ability to communicate with coaches, officials, or other athletes. After working tirelessly with the MHSAA to resolve the situation, Ellis and his parents were forced to seek resolution in federal court.
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