2 HS Football Teams Suffer Player Suspensions After Brawl Caught On Camera
DIAMOND BAR (CBSLA.com) — The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) decided Wednesday the punishments for players of two high school football teams who were seen fighting in a massive brawl that was caught on camera.
The fight between Diamond Bar High School and Diamond Ranch High School broke out with three minutes left to play at a Friday night game on Oct. 18.
Diamond Bar High School will have to forfeit their next game, which is scheduled for Nov. 1, because not enough varsity players are eligible to play. The CIF says all but one player left the bench when the fight broke out. One of those players was reported to be Cordell Broadus, rapper Snoop Lion’s son.
The CIF suspended 19 players from Diamond Ranch High School for their next game, which is scheduled for Friday night.
The Pomona Unified School District released the following statement:
“Pomona Unified School District has received and accepted the determination made by CIF regarding the incident that occurred at the close of last week’s football game between Diamond Ranch and Diamond Bar high schools. In order to protect student privacy, the District will not be disclosing nor discussing any internal disciplinary measures that may or may not result from the incident. It is the District’s sincere hope that this unfortunate chapter can now come to a close and both schools and school districts can focus on improving relations in the near future.
The Walnut Valley Unified School District also released a statement. It read, in part:
“We have reviewed and concur with CIF Southern Section’s findings. We appreciate the manner in which CIF handled the situation and will abide by their sanctions. We continue to investigate the actions and decisions of all individuals associated with our football program and will apply what we believe to be appropriate consequences.
This event identifies a need and provides an opportunity for the Football program’s staff and students to focus on leadership and civic responsibility by participating in character development programs over the next few weeks.
As a learning community, we are looking at this as a teachable moment for our Diamond Bar High School family. Part of that is assuming full responsibility for the actions that took place that evening. It is our true belief that this event does not represent the high standards of our athletic program, our football program, our staff, or our students.”