Question for CIF: When the La Canada “Icy Hot” incident with Salesian occurred, CIF argued it couldn’t suspend or penalize the Salesian player for allegedly rubbing sports creme in a La Canada’s players face because the referee’s didn’t penalize the players during the game, leaving any suspensions or discipline to the school. Eventually, Salesian’s principal apologized for the incident. Well, well, well, nobody was flagged or penalized on the field for Millikan, which obviously shows a player kicking a helpless Lakewood player on the ground, a player whose helmet had come off, no less. So again, with VIDEO in hand, will CIF step in and do something, or will this be left to the school and possibly the police department to sort out?
Tuesday update in Long Beach Press Telegram: The CIF-Southern Section, the governing body for high school sports in most of Southern California, will not be taking any action against the Millikan player, said spokesman Thom Simmons.“As no ejection of the player in question occurred, there are no current bylaws that provide the section with any authority to intercede in this matter,” Simmons said. “The two schools involved and their school district are working cooperatively to come to a mutually agreeable resolution.”
STORY: Rumors have swirled since an alleged incident on Friday night at Lakewood High after Lakewood beat Moore League rival Long Beach Millikan in football.
According to multiple anonymous reports, Lakewood parents confronted the Millikan players in the visitor locker room after the game.
Allegedly, the confrontation stemmed from a play during the game when a Millikan football player kicked Lakewood receiver Victor Bates in the face after his helmet was knocked off. Bates is verbally committed to Oregon State University.