Bishop Sycamore became the talk of the nation after playing a nationally televised game Sunday on ESPN and getting waxed by IMG Academy.
The follow-up stories (and Twitter jokes) have been abundant. Is Bishop Sycamore even a high school? Is there really a bishop out there named Sycamore?
But the seriousness of the case keeps building, as USA Today reported Wednesday that Bishop Sycamore of Ohio has been accused of passing nearly $3,600 in bad checks at the Canton hotel where the team stayed for the IMG game.
School founder Andre Peterson, who also coaches the football team’s offensive and defensive lines, announced Tuesday that head coach Roy Johnson had been fired.
The football team’s schedule, meanwhile, has gone from light to empty.
On Wednesday afternoon, three teams remained on Bishop Sycamore’s 2021 schedule on MaxPreps, but all three — St. Edward High School of Lakewood, Ohio; St. Thomas More School of Oakdale, Connecticut; and Saint Frances Academy of Baltimore — gave written statements to NBC News on Wednesday that they won’t play Bishop Sycamore.
Duncanville, Texas, was among the teams that removed Bishop Sycamore from its schedule Tuesday.
It appears Bishop Sycamore’s controversial season will end with that high-profile blowout loss on national television.