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Community college football players caught up in criminal activity

"After a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a local community college football player during a struggle at a burglary scene Feb. 23, The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., compared recent years' football rosters at College of the Desert to county court databases."

"Reporters Keith Matheny and Kate McGinty found far more criminal activity by players than was previously known, including a player stabbing his teammate and five players robbing a sixth during a drug deal. California's leading community college running back last year played in violation of state law after a robbery conviction, the investigation found."

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