Jackie Robinson West team only had 5 eligible players: report

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CHICAGO – The Jackie Robinson West Little League team wants to drop its lawsuit against Little League International.

The team’s attorney filed a motion to withdraw its petition last week.

In June, JRW filed a petition for discovery in Cook County Circuity Court. The team wanted information from Little League including the names of whistleblowers and other information from the league regarding its decision to strip the 2014 team of its U.S. title.

Last week, Little League International filed its objection to the petition.

According to a report from DNAinfo Chicago, Little League International detailed its decision to take the title away from the team in its objection.

It said that JRW had filed several false maps that attempted to make it seem like all players lived within the team’s boundaries.

The league ultimately determined that only five of the 13 players who played in the 2014 tournament were eligible.

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