Football: L.A. Roosevelt receives sanctions for illegal uniforms
Los Angeles Roosevelt's football program has been put on one- year probation and forced to forfeit its game against rival Los Angeles Garfield for using illegal uniforms, the City Section rules committee decided earlier this week.
The uniforms were donated by Nike but contained black, which is not Roosevelt's school colors. The City Section has a rule that schools must wear uniforms that have their school colors. Roosevelt's colors are cardinal, blue and gold.
"They had the opportunity to choose colors and for some reason they didn't choose the school colors," said Barbara Fiege, the City Section commissioner.
Garfield won the game on the field on Nov. 30, 13-3.
-- Eric Sondheimer
Photo: Roosevelt's David Montes runs past Garfield defender Jose Fuentes. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times.