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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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16.

Truth    

READ HIS FULL STATEMENT IN THE ORLANDO SENTINEL. http://goo.gl/meHdV6. SOUNDS LIKE HE TRIED TO SET SOME TROUBLEMAKERS STRAIGHT AND THESE IDIOTS WENT AND SNITCHED ON HIS ASS, RATTED HIM OUT TO THE SCHOOL BOARD. SAYS HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR COACHING FOOTBALL AS WELL AS "DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS ON AND OFF THE FIELD". READ INTO THAT. #TRUTH!!

364 days ago
17.

John    

Oak Ridge Sr. High is no joke. I know, because I went to high school there. My heart goes out to Ricky Watters. Oak Ridge Pioneers is no joke. Glad I transferred after one year. I don't know Ricky Watters, but based on the picture, he doesn't look like the Oak Ridge type. Especially as a coach. Oak Ridge is no joke.

364 days ago
18.

The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

I'm glad he only used profanity. I hate think if tried to have sex with any of the students. That's when the cussing really starts.

364 days ago
19.

KicksandGiggles    

Bunch of crap. Cheez!!! What next? Firing the next coach because the kids tennis shoes got dirty???

364 days ago
20.

Bagheera    

He probably did use profanity towards the parents using profanity towards him.

364 days ago
21.

The Zombie    

A football coach cussed? NO WAY!

363 days ago
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