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MSHSL joins list of states banning "Piggyback Bandit" from games

The 250-pound man is also banned from high school sporting events in Washington, Oregon, Montana and North Dakota after jumping on the backs of athletes. The executive director of the Minnesota State High School League told the Star Tribune that Sherwin Shayegan was seen in St. Cloud and Minneapolis this week.
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The 250-pound man is also banned from high school sporting events in Washington, Oregon, Montana and North Dakota after jumping on the backs of athletes. The executive director of the Minnesota State High School League told the Star Tribune that Sherwin Shayegan was seen in St. Cloud and Minneapolis this week.

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