(USA Today) Elijah Earnheart, a 12-year-old boy in Texas who stands more than 6 feet tall and weighs nearly 300 pounds, has been told that he’s too big to play pee-wee football. Elijah practiced for three weeks with the Mesquite Vikings, but at a preseason weigh-in Sunday he was told that he’s too big and isn’t allowed to play in the league and must play in the school league with players older than him. Elijah’s mother Cindy said the ruling has really upset her son, and she plans to protest. “For him to come home and just cry and go to his room and say, ‘I give up.’ I’m not going to let him give up. This is his dream. This is what he wants to do. And I’m going to make it happen,” she said.
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