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Lawyer: FAMU firing baseball coach over harassment of player

The Associated Press Staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 09:43 AM

TALLAHASSEE — Already mired in controversy for failing to police hazing on its campus, Florida A&M University has moved to fire baseball coach Willie Brown — who was accused by the school of harassing a player for his sexual orientation.

FAMU attorney Avery McKnight said in a statement from the school today that the appropriate employment action is under way to dismiss Brown, but any further information could not be released in a case where sexual harassment is alleged.

Brown's attorney, Steve Andrews, called the charges bogus and threatened to file a defamation suit against the university. Andrews said he has affidavits from players who say no player was treated differently.

A school spokesman said former Rattler outfielder Kevin Clethen has handled the team since Brown was put on leave in November.

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