A California high school football team’s season has been canceled for good reason after Yuba City Unified School District Superintendent Doreen Osum told FOX 40 that members of the River Valley High School team participated in a slave auction.
The players involved in the controversy have been suspended for the rest of the season. Because of that, River Valley will forfeit the rest of its games because of a lack of available players.
Via a statement from Osum:
“Following discussions with the students who were involved in the unfortunate and extremely distressing incident at River Valley High School, I can confirm that those who participated will not be playing the rest of the season. They violated our student athlete code of conduct which they all signed and committed to follow, and that will not be ignored or minimized. As a result, we do not have the necessary number of players to safely field the varsity team and must thus forfeit the remainder of the season. The junior varsity team will continue with their season and sophomores and juniors from the varsity team can join the junior varsity team to finish their season.”
River Valley fell to 0-6 on the season after forfeiting this week’s game.
The video shows about a dozen students pointing and yelling dollar amounts at three Black students standing in their underwear and up against a wall.
“It just really sucks. We are in 2022 and this is still happening, and it sucks because it’s like we are showing other generations that are going to be coming up that it’s okay, when it’s not okay. This is not okay,” said Cassandra Munoz, a former River Valley student.