Firestone suspends football coach Tim Flossie amidst allegations of abuse

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R-C staff report

Akron Firestone High School football coach Tim Flossie was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday and is under investigation for alleged physical and verbal abuse with his football players.

Reportedly, the Akron School District is investigating a pair of separate allegations that Flossie verbally abused one player and slapped another.

The complaints, reportedly, have come from at least one parent. In interim, Flossie's replacement was named to be assistant coach Billy Adair.

Flossie's suspension will be remain until the full investigation is complete.

Flossie is 65 and in his ninth season coaching at Firestone and his 35th overall as a football coach.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, this is not the first time Flossie has been accused of striking a player. The Beacon Journal reported on Tuesday that Flossie was accused in 2011 of striking former quarterback Nick Heimbaugh in 2010. Firestone Superintendent David James recommended that Flossie's contract not be renewed prior to the 2011 season, but the school board voted 6-0 to keep Flossie.

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