A Texas high school football coach resigned Thursday following an investigation into the use of racially insensitive remarks toward black players on his team.
Tim Teykl, the now-former Alvin High School football head coach, was put on administrative leave after he was accused of creating a "racially insensitive culture" and "using a string of racially charged language" towards black players, according to theHouston Chronicle.
“Alvin ISD (Independent School District) does not tolerate the use of divisive language from any staff member, or from any member of our school community," superintendent Carol Nelson said in a statement when the investigation was launched.
Senior Leon Bell approached Teykl about wearing his Black Lives Matter mask given to him by his mother before the Sept. 25 opening game, which Teykl rejected, according to the Chronicle and KPRC2News,
Bell accused Tekyl of saying the players don't represent the NFL and didn't want players taking a knee during the national anthem because it wasn't "classy."
The Bell family notified Alvin ISD on Sept. 26 about the incident, prompting Teykl to be put on administrative leave.
Teykl was in his second season with Alvin and 29th overall of coaching high school football.
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