Seymour High School Football coach on administrative leave amid criminal investigation

Seymour High School Football coach on administrative leave amid criminal investigation


A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY AT SEYMOUR HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT. MANY OF THE FOOTBALL COACHES HAVE BEEN PLACED ON LEAVE OR RESIGNED. CAUSING FANS TO WONDER IF SEYMOUR WOULD HAVE A SEASON AT ALL. NEWS 8’S MARIO BOONE JOINS US LIVE FROM NEWS 8 CONTROL….AND MARIO, YOU HAVE THE ANSWER. 3 THE SEASON WILL START AS SCHEDULED…..BUT THAT HASN’T STOPPED RUMORS SWIRLING ABOUT WHY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM. 3 IN THE VALLEY, FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS KING.”GROWING UP WE WOULD ALWAYS GO TO THE FOOTBALL FIELD AND WATCH THE GAMES.”YET, IT’S NOT THE KICKOFF TO THE SEASON CAUSING A STIR IN SEYMOUR. INSTEAD, WORD OF A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF THE ENTIRE SEYMOUR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLCK PROGRAM…JUST DAYS BEFORE PLAYERS REPORT FOR PRACTICE. “YES, I’M CONCERNED AS A PARENT BECAUSE YOU HEAR RUMORS AND, YOU KNOW, I HAVE A SON, AND I’M JUST CONCERNED.” SEYMOUR POLICE CONFIRMED EARLIER THIS WEEK HEAD COACH TOM LENNON HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF THE PROBE SINCE LATE MAYSE.BUT DETECTIVES WON’T EXPLAIN WHY….LEADING TO WILD RUMORS. “YEAH, IT’S PRETTY CONCERNING JUST NOT KNOWING WHAT’S GOING ON.”SEYMOUR FIRST SELECTMAN KURT MILLER RELEASED A STATEMENT FRIDAY SAYING, “THIS IS AS SERIOUS AS IT GETS. THIS INVESTIGATION IS BEING GIVEN THE UTMOST DUE DILIGENCE. THE HEAD COACH HAS BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE, AN ASSISTANT COACH DID NOT HAVE HIS CONTRACT RENEWED, AND THE REMAINING COACHING STAFF RESIGNED. THE TOWN HAS BROUGHT IN INTERIM HEAD COACH STEVE GEORGE, AS WELL AS A NEW STAFF. THE FOOTBALL SEASON WILL START MONDAY AS SCHEDULED. I CANNOT SAY MUCH MORE BECAUSE IT IS AN ONGOING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.”NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THIS MAN. HE WANTS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND POLICE TO SAY MORE.RE”YEAH, JUST BECAUSE THERE’S KIDS GOING THERE SO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON JUST FOR THE SAFETY OF THE KIDS.”MEANWHILE, EVERYONE’S HAPPY THE SEASON WON’T BE CANCELED…AT LEAST NOT YET. “NICE TO HEAR. AT LEAST THE KIDS GET TO PLAY FOOTBALL.” SO AGAIN, THE FOOTBALL SEASON WILL START AS SCHEDULED WITH AN INTERIM HEAD COACH.THERE’S NO WORD ON WHEN THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION WILL CONCLUDE.

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