Legislation Requires California Schools To Remove Athletes Who Commit Felonies

SAN DIEGO – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 2165 sponsored by Assmeblymember Jay La Suer (R-San Diego) that will prevent college athletes who have been convicted of a violent felony from playing college team sports.

AB 2165 prohibits any student athlete enrolled at the University of California, the California State University or the California Community Colleges from participating in any intercollegiate athletic event if he or she is prosecuted as an adult and is convicted of any of several specified crimes. A student is eligible to participate after completing his or her term of incarceration and any supervised parole or probation.

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