Judge OKs High School Football Sanctions in Stockton
Stockton Unified School District
A San Joaquin County judge has ruled that local sports authorities can sanction a Stockton high school’s football program accused of improperly recruiting student athletes from American Samoa.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
The ruling means Franklin High School’s football program will have to forfeit 19 victories over the past three seasons and can't compete in the playoffs through the 2011 season.
According to a six-month investigation, a relative of an assistant football coach paid the students’ parents to send their sons from the South Pacific to Stockton to play sports.