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Interesting situation in Balto. over firing of football coach

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Sutpen, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Sutpen

    Sutpen New Member

    A football coach in Baltimore was fired because he was charged in 1992 with two counts of criminal sexual contact when he was a gym teacher and coach at a school in New Jersey. The charges were dropped after the coach agreed to resign. He has since claimed innocence and one of the three girls who made the allegations recanted. But here's the kicker: It was the Associated Press that contacted the Baltimore school about the coaches past, and was the catalyst for him being fired. Why would the AP, which doesn't even cover high school football in the area, decide to dig up something from 15 years ago and approach the school about it?

    Here are two links:

  2. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    It's not a high school football story.

    It's a news story and an education story.

    The AP covers news.

    Obviously someone gave them a tip.

    Just my observations.

    But the principal is full of shit when he says he doesn't take calls at home.

    If one of his teachers was named teacher of the year he would have answered the questions.
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    This is definitely a story for AP to pursue.

    My question is: Why is AP pursuing this and not The Sun or the Examiner?
  4. Sutpen

    Sutpen New Member

    Both The Sun and the Examiner have written about it.
    Check out this quote to the Examiner from the asst. coach who took over.
    "We have been bugged way too much,” Hruz said prior to practice on Tuesday when a reporter asked to speak with team captains on how they are dealing with the adversity. “I don’t want any more publicity. I’d like you to leave, that would be the best thing.”
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