- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

POWELL, Tenn. (AP) - A former Tennessee high school football coach has been cleared of allegations that he put students at risk of injury unnecessarily.

Former Powell High School head coach John Allen told the Knoxville News Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1uUDULf ) on Wednesday that he was notified by the Tennessee Department of Children Services that the investigation was “unsubstantiated.” The newspaper said the DCS verified the letter sent to Allen.

Allen, who resigned as Powell’s football coach this fall, said the allegation concerned playing a player who was injured. Allen said there is a process through which a trainer clears players before they return to play.

He was placed on administrative suspension on Oct. 17 and announced his resignation the same day, effective Nov. 1.

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Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, https://www.knoxnews.com


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