NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A high school football star released on bail in separate attempted murder and gun cases will play in the city title game this weekend at Yankee Stadium.
Rahmel Ashby, 17, is currently a star running back for Grand Street Campus High School in East Willamsburg. However, the nationally-ranked senior running back was charged in an April 2014 shooting that injured three people and was again arrested in October with a handgun.READ MORE: New York City Taxi Drivers Begin Hunger Strike, Say Mayor De Blasio's Debt Relief Bailout Is Not Enough
In both cases he was released on $50,000 bail.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson told NY1 his prosecutors had sought to remand him to jail following his October arrest.
City Department of Education rules determine eligibility based on grades and attendance.READ MORE: NYPD: Employee Stabbed To Death At East Harlem Deli
Ashby’s phone number couldn’t be found. A message left for his attorney wasn’t immediately returned.
WCBS 880’s Stephanie Colombini reports that despite the trouble off-campus, the star player’s still scheduled to be on the field when Grand Street Campus high takes on Erasmus Hall.
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