Bakersfield College holds press conference explaining its appeal of violations in football program

BC hopes appeal restore state football crown

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield College held a press conference on campus Thursday morning to explain their official appeal to the Southern California Football Association and the California Community College Athletic Association regarding sanctions brought to the football program in May.

Seven formal charges were brought against the Renegades football program, resulting in the program being stripped of its 2012 state title and all victories from the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

The SCFA found the violations were allegedly committed by an unofficial booster, club, The Helmet Club.

Those violations included:

-Paying students for work with funds raised by a nonaffiliated booster club.  The work wasn't arranged by BC and was only given to football players.

-Housing BC football players from outside the permissible recruiting area in lodging facilitated by staff.

-Facilitating the payment of rent to the owner of the housing.

-Implying the availability of housing and student work to gain interest from players.

-Providing a weekly meal to football players, paid for by boosters.

-Providing a dinner to football players prior to home games.

There is no date set for a decision on the school's appeal

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