Bakersfield College suing California Community College Athletics Association over sanctions
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield College announced Monday that the college has filed legal action against the California Community College Athletics Association (CCCAA) over sanctions levied against the college’s athletics department and football program.
On August 30, Bakersfield College was informed that the college’s third-round appeal of sanctions was denied.
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On May 14, Bakersfield College received a communication from the Southern California Football Association, and a second from the CCCAA, requiring the college vacate all wins of the 2011 and 2012 football seasons, including the 2012 state championship. The Bakersfield College football team has also been placed on a post-season ban for the 2013 season, and will be on probation for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
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"Submitting to binding arbitration that CCCAA has dictated, which we firmly believe does not promote due process, was not an option,” said Dr. Sonya Christian, president of Bakersfield College.
Papers were served to CCCAA and the Southern California Football Association (SCFA) on Friday, September 13, 2013. C. Christine Maloney of Foster Employment Law will lead the case for the college and district.
The legal documentation and communications with CCCAA and SCFA are posted online: http://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/sanctions/.
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