A judge has granted Andrew Robison a Temporary Restraining Order on Thursday, allowing Robison to be immediately reinstated to play football at Hahnville, according David Moyer, the attorney for the Robison family.
The following is the press release issued by Moyer:
“Andrew Robison against the LHSAA, Vandebilt Catholic School and Jeremy Atwell, seeking a Temporary Restraining Order, Preliminary Injunction and damages for various offenses against the parties.
“We are thrilled the Court granted our Temporary Restraining Order, immediately reinstating Andrew's eligibility to play high school football for Hahnville High School.
“Andrew is looking forward to fully, fairly and completely arguing this matter before the Court, and finally having a full, fair and impartial hearing with all of the facts, and not the facts selectively disclosed and relied on by the LHSAA.
“We are confident the Court will see that Andrew Robison, Coach Saltaformaggio and Hahnville High School did not violate any provision of LHSAA Rules, and followed all of the rules fully and completely.
“The Robison family is grateful for the hours upon hours of behind the scenes support from Dr. Felicia Gomez-Walker, Stevie Crovetto, Kade Rogers, Principal Brian Lumar, Ken Oertling and the entire Hahnville staff who have shown them nothing but unwavering support to get this unjust decision overturned.
“Additionally, the Robison family and Andrew are thankful and overwhelmed with the support, the online petitions from the St. Charles Parish community, the Hahnville family, supporters, and the fans of high school football who have reached out to them with well wishes and support. Finally, special thanks to Representative Gregory Miller and Senator Gary Smith for their efforts in support of Andrew.
“While this process if far from over, Andrew is excited he has the opportunity to play football, and to prove that he has at all times complied with LHSAA Rules.”
On late afternoon Thursday, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association released the following:
“We have heard of a Temporary Restraining Order filed by an attorney who represents the Robison family, but not Hahnville High School. As far as we know, the next legal step is third-party arbitration.”