CHESHIRE, Conn. — The lawyer for Berlin High School’s suspended football coach says the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference denied his client due process.
John Capodice was suspended by Berlin High School after the CIAC determined Wednesday that he illegally recruited players from rival New Britain. Berlin, which had been on track to make the state playoffs, was stripped of all seven of its wins.
Capodice’s attorney, Viral Keshwala, issued a statement Thursday calling the CIAC ruling unjust and one-sided.
He also pointed out that an assistant coach who made accusations against Capodice is taking over the team as interim head coach when it plays New Britain Friday night.
The CIAC has also fined the school $4,000 for using four ineligible players and banned those students from playing at Berlin and in any high school athletic competitions through the first half of the 2016 fall season.
Story via the Associated Press.