Report: College Coach Let Players Live in Team's Locker Room & Charged Rent

 

Los Angeles Pierce College coach is under investigation after he allegedly allowed at least four players to live in the team's locker room and housed at least 30 others in a three-bedroom apartment according to Arielle Zolezzi The Roundup News.

Head coach Carlos Woods is also being investigated for allowing ineligible players to compete in games and recruiting out of state, which is prohibited by the California Community College Athletic Association.

Woods reportedly collected as much as $400 each from the student-athletes that were living in the apartments. Some said they were kicked out because the coach didn't pay the rent. Jose Cordova, a former player at Pierce College, said the living situation was nothing like Woods had promised.

"Coach Woods told me that I was valid to move to L.A. from Orlando, Florida, and that my housing would be set up with other players coming in and returning athletes," Cordova said. "Woods told me that it would be four to five players in a three-bedroom, and we would all split the bills and each pay $350 for rent - everything included.
"He promised actual living space, and it ended up being like a camp/jail with how many people were living in that house. Lines Woods had crossed would be 30 guys in a three-bedroom and almost half of his recruits wouldn't pay rent and bills wouldn't be paid."

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