Piggyback Bandit banned from Minnesota high school events

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The Minnesota State High School League has banned a man who calls himself the Piggyback Bandit from league-sanctioned events due to his history of jumping on the backs of high school athletes, according to the Star Tribune.

Sherwin Shayegan, 28, has also been banned from attending school activities in North Dakota, Montana, according to the Pioneer Press.

The Associated Press stated earlier this month that Shayegan acknowledged jumping on two players at a Montana soccer tournament in October, according to the Star Tribune.

Judge Bob Wood gave Shayegan 360-day suspended jail sentence, fined him $730 and told the 250-pound Shayegan to, "go back to Seattle and behave," according to the Star Tribune.

Minnesota State High School League executive director, Dave Stead said he received a call from Shayegan on Friday asking if he had been banned from high school activities in Minnesota, according to the Pioneer Press. Stead confirmed that Sheyegan had been banned from high school activities.

"He asked me if I could send him something in writing that said he was banned," said Stead. "It was a very amicable conversation. He knows his past behavior has been bad."

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