The Bishop Sycamore saga simply acquired weirder.
SMAC Leisure, a expertise administration agency and manufacturing firm co-founded by Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Michael Strahan, introduced Wednesday that it’s going to produce a documentary in regards to the Bishop Sycamore Excessive College soccer group. The SMAC Leisure launch additionally stated that the corporate has secured unique rights and entry to former Bishop Sycamore coach Roy Johnson for all tv and movie tasks.
The endgame to the Bishop Sycamore saga is right here.
An leisure firm co-founded by Michael Strahan has obtained unique rights to former head coach Roy Johnson’s story. pic.twitter.com/zI8ZGkJ3aV
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) September 8, 2021
That is the newest improvement on Bishop Sycamore, the highschool soccer program that got here below scrutiny after a 58-0 loss to IMG Academy final month.
On Aug. 31, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered a state investigation into this system amid “reports and questions” about its operations. Bishop Sycamore’s mailing tackle is listed as a put up workplace field in Ohio, according to The Columbus Dispatch, and its bodily tackle matches the situation of Resolute Athletic Advanced, an indoor sports activities facility.
An unnamed official informed The Columbus Dispatch that a group of about 30 gamers labored out within the facility’s weight room and on its fields as soon as a month. A recruiting tackle for this system is listed because the library at Franklin College in Columbus, which said it by no means signed a contract with Bishop Sycamore.
Throughout Bishop Sycamore’s sport towards IMG Academy, ESPN broadcasters Anish Shroff and Tom Luginbill questioned the group’s declare that it had quite a few high recruits. ESPN additionally stated after the sport that Bishop Sycamore had falsified its roster, which reportedly included many 19- and 20-year-olds.
In an interview with Jamie Ostroff of NBC4 on Monday, Bishop Sycamore’s new coach, Tyren Jackson, stated this system is a “post-grad soccer academy.”