Michael Strahan’s SMAC Leisure to supply Bishop Sycamore documentary

The Bishop Sycamore saga simply bought 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 concerning 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.

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That is the newest growth on Bishop Sycamore, the highschool soccer program that got here beneath 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 “studies and questions” about its operations. Bishop Sycamore’s mailing deal with is listed as a publish workplace field in Ohio, in accordance with The Columbus Dispatch, and its bodily deal with matches the situation of Resolute Athletic Complicated, an indoor sports activities facility.

An unnamed official advised 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 deal with for this system is listed because the library at Franklin College in Columbus, which stated it by no means signed a contract with Bishop Sycamore.

Throughout Bishop Sycamore’s recreation in opposition to IMG Academy, ESPN broadcasters Anish Shroff and Tom Luginbill questioned the group’s declare that it had quite a few prime 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.”

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