Update: KHSAA 'Handshake' Controversy Moves To State House

Update: KHSAA 'Handshake' Controversy Moves To State House

The Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association is stressing that a directive Tuesday about handshakes after sporting events is not a ban.
The Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association is stressing that a directive Tuesday about handshakes after sporting events is not a ban.

In a statement Wednesday Julian Tackett wrote, "There is no ban or prohibition on postgame handshakes."

He writes it has "not been considered, contemplated, or reviewed as an option."

Tackett calls it a recommendation based on more than two dozen fights in Kentucky over the past three years.

But some are calling for action on the directive.

On his facebook page Tuesday, House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover called for Tackett to be fired.

And State Representative Steve Riggs of Louisville said Wednesday that he would pre-file legislation that would strip the KHSAA of the power to fine a school over handshakes.
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