Maine High School Coach Accused Of Telling Players To Use Homophobic Taunts
A southern Maine high school football coach is no longer with the team after being accused of telling his players to use homophobic taunts against an opposing player.
WMTW-TV reports a Yarmouth woman complained to the school district that her son was targeted by opposing players during a game because he has two mothers. Lynn Eckersley-Ray said, in a letter to the school, that Coach Duane Greaton told his players to say 'Who's your daddy,' to her son whenever he was tackled. Her son is the team's quarterback. She went on to say that several players for Gray-New Gloucester told a school official prior to the game. Greaton still coached and there were no reports of any taunts.
Superintendent Craig King says Greaton is no longer with the district and that the school department takes the safety of its students very seriously. He says the issue has been investigated and addressed.
It's not clear whether the coach resigned or was fired.