Former CFL player David Sidoo released from U.S. prison

Former CFL player David Sidoo has been released from U.S. prison.

Sidoo served three months after pleading guilty to a U.S. college admission scandal. He was also forced to pay a $250,000 USD fine.

The original indictment alleged that Sidoo paid $100,000 in 2011 to have an individual secretly take the SAT test in place of his older son. The score was then used in an application to Chapman University where Sidoo’s son was admitted.

The indictment also alleged that Sidoo paid $100,000 in 2012 for someone to take the SAT in place of his younger son. The scores were used in his post-secondary applications, including his successful application to the University of California-Berkeley.

Sidoo, the CFL’s first Indo-Canadian player, suited up for six seasons between 1983 and 1988, including five with the Saskatchewan Roughriders with whom he recorded seven interceptions in 1987. Prior to that, he played at the University of British Columbia where he won a Vanier Cup in 1980.

He had been heavily involved in the recent resurgence of the program. The Thunderbirds football field on UBC’s campus is named after him. Sidoo has received the Order of B.C. and is a member of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.

The 61-year-old has received the Order of B.C. and is a member of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.




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