L.I football star suing high school; says he was kicked off team because of injury

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Billy Andrle was East Meadow High School football captain and won the Throp Award, given to the top high school football player in Nassau County.

But, Billy claims he was kicked off the team after being injured during practice in August.

“We have people that are injured on the sideline right now. Why am I the only one that has to get kicked off because of my injury?” Billy told PIX11.

Billy said he was given the opportunity to play again but decided not to because doctors said he injured himself again, he may have to undergo major surgery. After Billy told Coach Mascia that he could not play for the season, he said he told him, “clean out your locker, don’t go into practice anymore because you have better things to do with your time.”

Billy and his family are now suing the school for wrongful termination. “We went through the school before this happened,” Billy’s father, Bill Andrle said. The elder Andrle said colleges won’t look at his son now because the school labeled him as “quitting” the team.

“I just want my coach to tell people I’m not a quitter, that he did the wrong thing,” Billy said.

East Meadow High School declined to comment on the lawsuit.