Bishop Sycamore story keeps getting weirder: ‘We are not a school’
Bishop Sycamore allegedly conned its way into getting their asses kicked by powerhouse IMG Academy on national television.
The strangest sports story of 2021 keeps getting stranger.
Bishop Sycamore, the “high school” that allegedly conned its way into getting embarrassed by powerhouse IMG Academy on national television, fired their coach Roy Johnson after some bizarre details emerged about the Ohio-based football program. Tyren Jackson, the team’s new head coach, decided to set the record straight in an interview with NBC4.
“We do not offer curriculum,” Jackson said. “We are not a school. That’s not what Bishop Sycamore is, and I think that’s what the biggest misconception about us was, and that was our fault. Because that was a mistake on paperwork.”
You read that right – they admitted they are not a school. Per the report, Bishop Sycamore was classified as a “non-charter, non-tax supported school” by the state of Ohio in the previous school year, but it was due to a mistake in paperwork. Jackson instead described Bishop Sycamore as a “post-grad football academy.”