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San Diego Legion releases Steffon Armitage following criminal conviction in France

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Legion, a Major League Rugby franchise, has released Steffon Armitage due to his criminal conviction in France. In doing so, the Legion stated that Armitage's conduct does not reflect the values of the Legion and therefore, the team is going to go in a different direction for the 2020 season.  

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About San Diego Legion

Founded in 2018, San Diego Legion is part of the professional Major League Rugby organization, one of seven founding teams launched in North America. Featuring a mixture of the most talented athletes from around the globe, including international provincial all-stars combined with domestic talent from the U.S., and Canada, to showcase the best professional rugby has to offer. 

Beyond the pitch, SD Legion is committed to building a grassroots community around the sport of rugby in Southern California. By creating outreach programs to bring new players to the game and high-performance pathways to retain the best athletes in the sport, the Legion works closely with local clubs, academies, scholastic and college programs to create the competitive pathway to elevate the American game to the next level.

All home games are hosted at the University of San Diego Torero Stadium, the perfect destination for rugby fans and families to experience the game up close and personal.  For more information about San Diego Legion, follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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