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Little League International Dissolves JRW District

(CBS) -- The Jackie Robinson West little league district has been disbanded by Little League International, according to a statement by the organization.

Little League International says that the district will be divided among neighboring districts.

"This decision allows the local Little League programs in the area to continue with their operations under veteran, established district leadership and to continue to provide quality Little League experiences for the children in their communities," according to Brian McClintlock of Little League International.

Earlier on Wednesday, Bill Haley, whose father founded Jackie Robinson West, said was interested in moving JRW to another league. Haley has approached the Cal Ripken League and the Babe Ruth League about a possible move, according to a statement from Henderson Adam LLC, the law firm JRW hired last month.

Last month, Little League international announced all of Jackie Robinson West's wins from 2014 were being vacated, and the team was being stripped of its national and regional titles from the Little League World Series.

The league said an investigation determined JRW officials violated league rules by enlisting players who lived outside the team's boundaries. JRW was accused of purposely redrawing the team's official boundaries in order to pick up a couple key players who were ineligible to play on JRW's all-star squad in tournament play.

The league also suspended JRW manager Darold Butler, removed District 4 administrator Mike Kelley, and placed JRW on probation until Haley and his mother – who had been listed as the JRW president – were replaced.

JRW hired attorney Victor Henderson last month, and asked him to gather information about the allegations against the team, and the investigation by Little League International. Henderson has said talk of a lawsuit over the league's decision is premature until he gathers all the facts.

Henderson says the South Side boys would be welcome in a different youth baseball organization altogether.

"They've done very, very well for a long period of time so the fact that they either have suitors or other leagues that would certainly love to have them is not a surprise," he said.

Chris Sale of the Sox, Travis Wood of the Cubs and last year's World Series MVP, Madison Bumgarner are among the many major leaguers who once played in the Babe Ruth League. CBS 2 called the league to see if JRW would even be eligible to join, but our calls have not yet been returned.

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