Dean Dompierre, left, and his son, Eric Dompierre, testify at a state Senate committee hearing, Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Lansing, Mich. Dompierre is supporting an age-limit waiver that would allow ... more 
Dean Dompierre, left, and his son, Eric Dompierre, testify at a state Senate committee hearing, Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Lansing, Mich. Dompierre is supporting an age-limit waiver that would allow his son with Down syndrome to play football and basketball next season. Dompierre turned 19 earlier this school year and would need the Michigan High School Athletic Association to rewrite its constitutional ban on play by students who turn 19 before Sept. 1. (AP Photo/Al Goldis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Al Goldis
Wed, May 2, 2012 6:04 PM EDT