A popular high school football team is being penalized for recruiting students from neighboring towns to play for them.
Berlin High School must forfeit this season’s victories that involved those players, according to the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.
In light of the report, John Capodice has been suspended in his capacity as head football coach, according to superintendent David Erwin. He's also ineligible to participate in the final football game of this season.
"Perhaps there was section 8 housing provided for one or more students over the years. This was the first year we've received a formal request to initiate an investigation," said Karissa Niehoff, of the CIAC.
The Redcoats also won't be able to compete in the state playoffs.
The team will be coached by assistant coach Rob Levesque.
"It's too bad because they had been a strength in this town for many years," said John Giove of Berlin.