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Schools Forbid Postgame Handshakes: Too Many Fights

www.kentucky.com Published: October 9, 2013
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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has issued a "Commissioner's Directive" advising schools not to hold organized post-game handshake lines because of too many fights and physical conflicts, according to Kentucky.com.



"While it is an obvious sign of sportsmanship and civility, many incidents have occurred ... where fights and physical conflicts have broken out," according to the Commissioner's Directive that went to schools on Tuesday. "Unfortunately, the adrenaline and effort required to participate in the sport sometimes seems to deplete the supply of judgment available to participants."

According to the missive, more than two dozen fights in the past three years in Kentucky have broken out at post-game ceremonies, Kentucky.com reports.

H/T: Newser
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