Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that indicted UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo has resigned. Salcedo was indicted last week by the US Attorney’s Office on charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering. It is alleged that Salcedo accepted two separate $100,000 bribes in return for assisting in getting two students admitted to UCLA under the guise of being student-athletes.
One of the students Salcedo is accused of helping is Lauren Isackson. Isackson was listed on the roster for the 2017 UCLA women’s soccer team, but, according to uclabruins.com, she did not actually play in a game for the Bruins. Isackson’s parents have also been indicted in the probe.
Salcedo is alleged to have passed along Isackson’s fake profile to a UCLA women’s soccer coach. It remains unknown as to who the coach is and whether this coach knew about admissions scheme,
Bolch also reports that, in light of the allegations, the UCLA Athletic Department “has initiated a review of the allegations facing its soccer programs.”
To Jorge Salcedo, we bid you adieu with the same cheer that is usually reserved for opposing basketball players who have fouled out:
“Left, right, left, right, left, right! Sit down! So long, Chief!”
So long, indeed.