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Dallas A.D., Coaches Fired in Recruiting Scandal

From The Dallas Morning News

In a sweeping crackdown, the Dallas school district fired its athletic director, two top basketball coaches and 12 others Friday in a sports recruiting scandal.

Superintendent Mike Miles announced the dismissals, saying an internal investigation found that coaches fabricated student residency documents to get star athletes from other parts of town to play at DISD high schools.

“Despite strong efforts to put safeguards in place, violations have continued to occur. This is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” Miles said.

Miles didn’t identify the 15, but district officials familiar with the case said they included athletic director Jeff Johnson, coach Roderick Johnson from Madison High School and coach John Burley from Wilmer-Hutchins High. The scandal could also cost Madison its 2014 state championship title.

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