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Coach resigns following abuse allegations

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Memphis City Schools leaders said Devin Rutherford handed in his resignation Wednesday. Memphis City Schools leaders said Devin Rutherford handed in his resignation Wednesday.
Rutherford led the Spartans for five seasons until his recent suspension. Rutherford led the Spartans for five seasons until his recent suspension.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A White Station football coach resigned following allegations that he physically disciplined a player.

Memphis City Schools leaders said Devin Rutherford handed in his resignation Wednesday.

Rutherford led the Spartans for five seasons until his recent suspension.

MCS suspended Rutherford in early May with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

That was not the first time Rutherford was disciplined. Last August he and five of his players were suspended after an alleged hazing incident that led the district to forfeit the Spartans season opener.

According to the Commercial Appeal, Rutherford testified in the case of Clarence Mumford and acknowledged that he was paid to take two or three tests in 2004 for other teachers at Sherwood Middle School.

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