Some Bronx high school athletes struggling to get to preseason practices

Some Bronx high school athletes have been struggling to get to preseason practices because they did not receive MetroCards from the city for practice.

At Columbus High School football players practice six days a week. So the athletes say they have to pay for the fare to get to the school out of their own pockets. One player says he gets a MetroCard during the regular season from the Department of Education but not for the two weeks of practice.

According to the Department of Education, all athletes are eligible for transportation assistance. Officials say the coaches just have to submit their rosters. But the athletic director at Lehman High School says she submitted a roster for soccer and those students still have not received MetroCards.

Calls by News 12 The Bronx to the Public School Athletic League regarding the MetroCard delays were not returned.

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