Compton Dominguez basketball coach investigated for criminal mi...

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Russell Otis, the longtime Compton Dominguez High boys' basketball coach who has built one of the state's most dominant programs, is being investigated for alleged criminal misconduct and has been placed on ... Full Story
mayra

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Nov 5, 2008
i think thats a lie because he is an old poor man..
EXSSTUDENT99

Chesapeake, VA

#2 Oct 9, 2009
We always seem to talk about the alleged rape victims, which is important. How about the other victims? How about the kids that checked into Dominguez from 1989 until 2002 with dreams of playing Basketball and going on to college(That is why a high school is in a city) that was derailed by Coach Otis constant illegal recruiting.
I was one of the kids that was effected.

Even though my life has turned out well, i have a family that i love dearly. I still but cant help to think of how many black males that are still stuck in Compton that could've had a chance to get out of a corrupt city and go elsewhere to college and played but more importantly graduated college. I remember a few basketball players during my time at dominguez that i can still name, from 95-99 that played freshman, J.V. and never step foot on the court again because Otis bought in Keith Brooks(Who wasnt from Compton) Tyson(Who wasnt from Compton), Marcus Moore(Who wasnt from compton) and many more that wasnt from anywhere close to the City Of Compton like Tony Smith, who was recruited from the State Of Georgia.

Most of the players just metion was very nice and humble and i' am still friends with most of them until this day. The guys that was passed over during that time could've maybe went to a Div II school or even D-1 if they had a fair chance and got as much face time with the Coaches at Dominguez. A few of the coaches cared a great deal like Coach Dre, who is still there trying to help the kids, many of the coaches that was there was Otis groupies and knew nothing about basketball.

The adminsitrators at CUSD and Dominguez High School, turned a blind eye to this, and its my opinion that they are the true CRIMINALS. They should be looked at as well. They helped damage a City by not standing up and having integrity.

Dominguez basketball program might have helped many, but i can promise you it didnt help who it was suppose to, and thats the kids in Compton and to me, that is major collateral damage.

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