Wash. prep football program put on probation for violations

One of Washington’s top high school football teams will be placed on three years of probation after self-reporting violations that included illegal contact with players during the offseason.

Bellevue High School (Washington)
Bellevue High School (Wash.)

In addition to probation, two coaches will be suspended from games and the entire coaching staff will be required to participate in training, presumably regarding rules and procedures.

Bellevue has won seven class 3A state championships over the last 10 years and finished the 2014 season ranked fourth in the state by MaxPreps.

From the Bellevue Reporter:

The violations were discovered after the district received complaints about the football program and its staff in January. The football program reported the violations to the KingCo Conference on Tuesday.

The first violation for “coaching out of season,” stemmed from a strength and conditioning program run both during and off season. The second violation, “illegal recruiting,” was reportedly related to a family being given inducements to participate in the program.

The identity of the family involved and what they received is not public information at this time.

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