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Ex-NFL Star Ricky Watters

RESIGNS as High School FB Coach

After Investigation

10/2/2013 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1002_ricky_watters_gettyEx-NFL running back Ricky Watters -- a 5-time Pro Bowler -- has resigned from his job as a high school football coach in Orlando, FL in the wake of a school investigation into the former Super Bowl champ.

Watters had been on paid leave at Oak Ridge High School since September 20 ... when the Orange County Public School district launched a private investigation -- the details of which have not been released by the district.

But today, Watters announced his resignation from the job -- telling WESH he was getting sick of the drama.

"There was a complaint that I used profanity on the sidelines,” Watters said ... adding, "[the investigation] was just going on and on. I think it’s just best we clear it."

Calls to school officials have not been returned.

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1.

Spunky Funk    

Wow, profanity. Really??

284 days ago
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Mr. Pukey    

Stupid PC society. Next they will change it to flag football because Jr got a boo boo

284 days ago
3.

d    

R U ****ing Serious? its football, the coaching style is supposed to be like a drill instructor in war. if ur a parent and 1, ur too dumb to realize that or 2. are such a ***** that you cant let your 16 almost adult aged child hear a dirty word, you need ****ing HELP. that is all end of discussion, im right your wrong and need to STFU PERIOD.

284 days ago
4.

me    

Profanity? That's it? Wow Florida sure has their priorities screwed up. It's OK to kill your baby and throw her in the woods, to shoot an unarmed kid, but you better not cuss or touch a manatee!

284 days ago
5.

NOT ELMO    

Watters
RESIGNS as High School FB Coach
After Investigation...................you go girl!

284 days ago
6.

Carl    

I guarantee this wasn't just a little bit of profanity. You wouldn't just fire your coach who was a former NFL all-star over a couple F-bombs. Something bigger is going on.

284 days ago
7.

royalredus    

I'm sure the Oak Ridge Boys will miss him. Giddy-up...

284 days ago
8.

Phil Mcl    

Okay who kid wasn't getting playing time!!!!!!!!!

284 days ago
9.

yousandi    

Hmmm. I have a feeling it had to do with a female student.

284 days ago
10.

JB    

For Who? For What?

284 days ago
11.

kp    

A coach used profanity on the sidelines of a football game? What is the world coming to! I can see why there needs to be investigation that's taken several weeks! This needs all the resources it can to get to the bottom of this asap! Screw the cost! Oops.. I mean; forget the cost!

284 days ago
12.

Ozzie X    

TMZ you should leave sports reporting to ESPN.

284 days ago
13.

Lee    

I bet the team was losing and they needed an excuse to fire him because the little babies ran home to mama to tell their feeling were getting hurt.

284 days ago
14.

ctcco    

Stop with all the outrage. It wasn't about swearing or playtime. C'mon people, this is FLORIDA. Try some creative thinking, if you're able.

284 days ago
15.

J    

Oh Noooooo! Swearing in HIGH SCHOOL. You had a former NFL star coaching your team, and he bailed because of MAYBE cursing. What a loss for the kids.

284 days ago
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