Report: College football coach under investigation for charging players rent to sleep in locker room
In a bizarre story out of California, Pierce College football coach Carlos Woods is in some hot water.
Per a report from CBS Los Angeles, Woods is accused of collecting rent money from players, only to have them kicked out of their apartments. That led to a number of players living in the locker room.
The reports about the situation faced by players is pretty concerning:
According to Pierce College’s paper, “The Roundup News,” the team’s head football coach Carlos Woods is under an internal investigation after football players and staff filed complaints that Woods collected $300-400 for housing from some players who ended up being kicked out of their apartments because the rent hadn’t been paid.
The unnamed players who came forward told the paper at least four players were living in the locker room this semester after they were evicted. They said last season, at least 30 players lived in a 3-bedroom apartment on De Soto Avenue and Vanowen Street. One player said it ended up being like a camp or jail and when some didn’t pay rent or the bills, they were evicted and allegedly told by Woods they were on their own.
The coach has yet to comment on the allegations, but it’s safe to say we haven’t heard the last from this strange story.