Apparently football isn't the only high school sport that whips Texas parents into a frenzy. A Dallas area man is giving the former Tiffany & Co. executive who is suing a fellow New Jersey soccer mom a run for her money in the chase for the most bizarre prep athletics lawsuit of this year.
Attorney William Munck has filed federal racketeering charges against the Dallas Lacrosse Academy for allegedly threatening, intimidating and extorting his son Billy in 2010, according to a North Texas complaint. Naturally, the conflict stems from the son's lack of playing time for his high school team.
According to the lawsuit, Episcopal School of Dallas lacrosse coach Kevin Barnicle, who also works for the Dallas Lacrosse Academy, asked Billy Munck to play for the DLA over the summer. When the teen refused, since his father coaches at the rival LoneStar lacrosse academy, Barnicle cut his playing time, the lawsuit alleged. Such a scenario doesn't seem beyond the realm of possibility.
However, does the fact Billy Munck played in just two games as a high school junior and failed to earn a varsity letter really constitute a violation of the RICO Act? The Dallas Lacrosse Academy coaching staff obviously doesn't think so, as their lawyers have since filed a motion to dismiss the case.
In the years following the alleged organized crime ring may or may not have conspired against him, Billy Munck transferred to The Millbrook School in McKinney, Texas, and ultimately landed on Division III Southwestern University's roster as a freshman midfielder last spring. He scored one goal in seven games and is no longer listed on the school's roster for the 2014 season. And the conspiracy plot thickens.
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