Bishop Sycamore Accused Of Ripping Off Hotel For This Past Weekend’s Game Against IMG Academy

Bishop Sycamore

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The Bishop Sycamore story keeps getting wilder by the minute.

Last Friday, the online charter school was exposed for potentially being fraudulent after they were caught lying to get on TV when ESPN announcers found many red flags when doing research about them.


“Bishop Sycamore told us they had a number of Division I prospects on their roster, and to be frank, a lot of that, we could not verify. They did not show up in our database, they did not show up in the databases of other recruiting services. So, okay, that’s what you’re telling us, fine, that’s how we take it in. From what we’ve seen so far, this is not a fair fight, and there’s got to be a point where you’re worried about health and safety.”

The school has since been accused of recruiting overage JUCO players, ordering their players to beat up a homeless man, and stiffing a hotel to the tune of $100k.

Now we’re learning that another hotel claims Bishop Sycamore ripped them off and attempted to pay them with bad checks just this past weekend before their infamous game on ESPN against IMG Academy.

Via Canton Repository

The Columbus-based football program at the center of a growing controversy is now accused of stiffing the Canton hotel where it stayed for its nationally televised GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff game.

Canton Police Lt. Dennis Garren confirmed Wednesday that hotel management reported the team stayed at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Canton South, 4025 Greentree Ave. SW, on Friday and Saturday, renting 25 rooms.

According to police reports, the hotel reported two invalid checks totaling $3,596. Garren said they were written on an account listed to Education Resources Group of New York, New York.

It really does seem like this story is going to end up becoming the next great Netflix crime doc.

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