2 coaches suspended in wake of teen's shooting


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 9:51 am
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CHICAGO (AP) Chicago schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has warned the school district's coaches if they don't follow the rules of sportsmanship then their programs could be in jeopardy.

Byrd-Bennett made the assertion Wednesday after she announced the suspension of two basketball coaches who were involved in a shouting match after a game and shortly before the shooting death last week of a 17-year-old student. Morgan Park High School coach Nick Irvin and Simeon High School coach Robert Smith were suspended for four games each.

In a letter to the district's coaches, Byrd-Bennett said children's lives are at stake, and coaches should address the behavior of team members and fans. She added what administrators and coaches do to address the issue 'will ultimately determine whether our sports program is promoted or eliminated.'














 




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