NEP was notified by phone on March 10, 1998 that it was being sanctioned regarding an alleged rule violation. DYB determined that NEP had violated rules by allowing managers to claim "options" or "recruits" prior to the draft. However, there is no provision in DYB Rules and Regulations that prohibits "options" or "recruits."
What follows is a sequence of correspondence that illuminates the issue. The end result is that NEP has withdrawn from Dixie Youth Baseball and will participate in the Dizzy Dean Baseball program in its 8 and older programs for boys.