Matt Leinart Flag Football League cheated Orange County cities out of over $80,000, by falsely pretending to be a non-profit charity
Is this what they mean by “Trojan for Life?” A DECADE after leaving u$c, former trojan Quarterback Matt Leinart is still at it, breaking rules and cheating, in the most heinous way — Pretending to be a charity, when really a FOR-PROFIT corporation.
The Matt Leinart Flag Football League is an LLC (a business corporation), NOT a NON-profit charity, but that didn’t stop them from CHEATING the cities of Costa Mesa and Irvine, by fraudulently pretending to be a charity. Now that the illegal scheme has been exposed, the organization, which is run by Matt Leinart’s brother, has to pay upwards of $80,000 in restitution.
The Leinart League bilked all that money out of the cities’ parks, which gave the Leagues the “Charity Rate” for renting the fields for their flag football games, over a period of more than four years, during which Leinart’s group made over $400,000 in registration fees! The League used the non-profit status of the Leinart Foundation to get the discounted rates, even though they absolutely KNEW that the League was NOT run by that non-profit foundation. Apparently, they felt that the only way to assure control of the park fields was to pull off this scam, because the parks were giving preference to charities when accepting reservations of their space. So not only did they blatantly lie and mislead the parks in order to get the rates REDUCED BY SEVENTY PERCENT(!!), but they also were in essence blocking REAL charities from using the parks instead.
Pure SCUM. Making an illegal profit AND screwing over needy kids, all by FAKING that they were a charity themselves. Vintage Leinart Family. If you recall, Leinart’s Dad paid for the rent of his Son’s favorite Receiver Dwayne Jarrett — violating NCAA rules — back when they were at $c. Typical trojans, who skated on that charge, and who continue to believe that they are above the law, and that the rules do not apply to them.
Most trojans will consider this a WIN for Leinart and his cronies, because all they have to do is pony up some more money now. After all, they GOT the field, at the expense of REAL charity organizations, and no sanctions can VACATE that quality field time that they stole… from nuns, orphans, disadvantaged inner-city at-risk youths, and many other WORTHY charities, that got shut out and had nowhere to play. But, but, but… Fight On!