Three Murrah High School basketball players have sued their coach and the school system over alleged whippings.Now that he's been caught, he's "deeply remorseful".
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Jackson by attorney Lisa Ross.
Ross contends that a video clip shows a basketball player bent over as a man swings a belt, hitting him three times. The video was made available to Jackson media outlets.
Ross says the man in the video, which was recorded on a cell phone, is boys basketball coach Marlon Dorsey.
In the lawsuit, which gives only one side of the legal argument, the players contend they were physically and verbally abused by the coach.
Dorsey, who has admitted to whipping players, has been on leave since late October. On Oct. 28, school and district officials met with about 30 parents about the matter, but there has been no official word from JPS on Dorsey's status.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Not The Brightest Bulb In The Chandelier
He whipped his players in order "to save these young men from the destruction of self and what society has accepted and become silent to the issues our students are facing on a daily basis." Is that a coherent statement? I think I know what he's trying to say; perhaps there should be a comma after "silent to". But without any further ado, here's what happened: