Bounty allegation prompts Pa. prep coach to resign

September 15, 2011 5:25:42 AM PDT
An assistant football coach at suburban Philadelphia high school has resigned amid accusations he offered a bounty for injuring an opposing player.

The Bucks County Courier Times reports Morrisville School District officials released a statement Wednesday saying the coach had resigned for personal reasons after the school received a report from the opposing school about his alleged statements.

The statement did not name the coach but the Courier Times identified the coach as defensive coordinator Jason Bresnen.

Bresnen denied the allegations in an interview with the newspaper. Bresnen says he would never do anything to jeopardize an opposing player.

The Courier Times report says opposing parents on the sidelines heard Bresnen offer a bounty on a New Hope-Solebury player.

Bresnen says the parents misunderstood. He says he told the players he'd "bet $100" the player wore down if they kept hitting and gang-tackling him.


Information from: Bucks County Courier Times,

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