Former Wildcat suspended as high school coach in Ohio

TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio High School Athletic Association
says it has suspended a football coach in suburban Dayton for
trying to recruit players enrolled at other schools.
Trotwood-Madison coach Maurice Douglass, who played for the
Chicago Bears and New York Giants, is prohibited from coaching in
practices and games for weeks three, four and five of the regular
The penalties, announced Thursday, include the dismissal of an
assistant coach, and two senior students have been declared
ineligible from participating in sports for one year at any school
that is a member of the association.
The football program also was placed on two years' probation.
School principal Gerald Cox says he believes the penalties are
appropriate. A message seeking comment was left for Douglass at the

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