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Phoenix Pinnacle High School Senior Spencer Rattler, a five-star prospect who two weeks ago Arizona's first quarterback 11,000 passing yards in a high school Mike Rattler, Spencer's father, told Tuesday evening the Arizona Republic that his son for the remainder of the season, including the playoffs, after injuring a footballer Code of Conduct Policy of the district is out of the question. 19659008] "We can not say anything more about that," said Mike Rattler in relation to the injury.

Pinnacle coach Dana Zupke did not want to comment on the situation. Calls and emails to school officials were not returned immediately.

Spencer Rattler, considered the top high school senior quarterback in the nation, who was MVP's elite 11 at the opening in Texas this summer, is committed to Oklahoma before his junior season.

Mike Rattler said he and his son talked to Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley to let him know about the situation. "There is nothing in his permanent record," Mike said. "We discussed everything with Coach Riley."

Mike Rattler also said he addressed Spencer to the Pinnacle team on Tuesday to apologize for his actions.

Last Thursday, when it was discovered that Spencer Rattler would not play On the evening of an ESPNU game against Scottsdale Chaparral, Rattler told The Arizona Republic a sprained MCL. He participated in the Senior Night game and supported his teammates on the sideline.

"We met with the administration at the school," said Mike Rattler. "We discussed how to deal with the situation, we were rushed on time, they advised us on what we could say, and we developed our own narrative that came our way."

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Spencer Rattler trained with the team last Wednesday night. But on Thursday he did not attend the morning walkthrough, and one source told The Arizona Republic that Rattler would not play.

Rattler said it was his knee. Other sources indicated that there was something more.

When the Arizona Republic emailed director Chad Lanese on Friday afternoon and asked if there was a violation, he initiated the investigation into the unified school district of Paradise Valley spokeswoman Becky Kelbaugh

Kelbaugh replied by email: "Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) PVSchools can not provide information about the student in question."

Rattler was followed throughout the season by a Netflix documentary crew as one of the featured quarterbacks for the series, QB1

Pinnacle's Spencer Rattler plans to compete against Mountain Pointe at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix in the first quarter on Friday, August 24, 2018. (Photo: Sean Logan / azcentral sports)

"I told him that you should contact your team at some point and make a statement about it," said Mike Rattler. "It's a stupid thing and it happened, he's a good kid, he was never in trouble, he has a 3.8 GPA."

Spencer Rattler said he will continue to support his teammates as they go through the playoffs.

"I have to learn from this and go forward and leave it behind," he said. "I have to learn from and grow from my mistakes."

"I want to focus on helping the team as much as possible. I'm here for (backup quarterback) JD (Johnson) and all 100 percent. "

Pinnacle finishes the regular season on Friday against Anthem Boulder Creek and is the # 2 star in the 6A State Playoffs, which will kick off next week.

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