Morrisville assistant football coach resigns after “bounty” allegations
An assistant high school football coach in Bucks County has resigned after he was accused of putting a “bounty” on an opposing player. This past weekend, Morrisville took on New Hope-Solubury high school. New Hope parents were working on the sidelines, and overheard Morrisville assistant coach Jason Brensen talking to his team. They allege he offered $100 to anyone who could knock out a specific player. “Someone heard something of very serious concern and they brought it to the athletic director,” said New Hope superintendent Raymond Boccuti, who was at the game. “When you have aconcern, you have to investigate it because the safety of students always has to be paramount.” Bocccuti reported it to Morrisville district officials, who investigated. Pat Wandling, spokeswoman for the Morrisville School District, said four days later, Brensen was out. “When he resigned, he cited personal reasons,” said Wandling. “He didn’t make any other statement besides ‘I offer my resignation for personal reasons.'” As far as the district is concerned, Wandling said, the matter is resolved. But Brensesn, speaking to the Doylestown Intelligencer, called the allegations absurd. Brensen claimed he said he would have bet one hundred dollars that if the team kept playing the way it was, the opposing player would be worn down. Despite the denial, Brensen said resigning was in the team’s best interest.
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