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Football: Roosevelt's new uniforms violated City rules

November 8, 2010 |  1:27 pm

Those new black uniforms provided by Nike to Los Angeles Roosevelt for its game against Los Angeles Garfield on Friday night before more than 20,000 fans at East Los Angeles College violated City Section rules because they were not part of Roosevelt's official school colors, assistant commissioner John Aguirre said Monday.

Roosevelt's listed school colors are cardinal, blue and gold. Roosevelt Coach Javier Cid said he was aware the uniforms would be black but did not take part in choosing the colors.

Roosevelt could be placed on probation or be forced to forfeit the game, depending on the decision of the City rules committee meeting on Nov. 30. Garfield won, 13-3.

Cid, though, doesn't want to give up the uniforms. He said Nike spent more than $50,000 providing uniforms and other amenities to both teams.

But City Section rules are clear. Schools can't wear colors not officially stated.

-- Eric Sondheimer