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Manatee High assistant football coach placed on leave

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Frazier, 34, started 10 games at fullback for the Gators in 2000; in 1995 he was MHS' offensive MVP. Frazier, 34, started 10 games at fullback for the Gators in 2000; in 1995 he was MHS' offensive MVP.

A Manatee High School parent liaison was placed on paid administrative leave Friday amid allegations of misconduct involving a former student.

Rod Frazier, 34, is also an assistant football coach at the school. The former University of Florida standout has worked with the Hurricanes' football program since 2001.

According to a release issued by the Manatee County School District the Bradenton Police Department is investigating whether or not Frazier had inappropriate contact with a female at MHS.

"The School Board of Manatee County is cooperating fully with an investigation of employee Rod Frazier by the Bradenton Police Department," said Manatee School Board Chairperson Karen Carpenter in a statement released Friday afternoon through the media.  

"Any and all information collected regarding this case is in the possession of law enforcement and we will await their conclusions. Mr. Frazier is placed on administrative leave as of [Friday afternoon] and will remain on leave until such time as law enforcement advises."

Frazier's brother Tommie led the University of Nebraska to back-to-back National Championships in 1994 and 1995. The brothers both starred on the gridiron for MHS Head Coach Joe Kinnan.

According to a school district spokesperson Rod Frazier was originally investigated back in November when allegations of misconduct first surfaced.

He was placed on paid administrative leave on November 15th pending the outcome of the investigation and told to stay away from school grounds. The next night he was on the sidelines for the ‘Canes' playoff game.

The Manatee County School District has been plagued by a string of bad news since last summer when Superintendent Tim McGonegal resigned suddenly when several mistakes in the district's finance department were uncovered.

In December an elementary school principal in the district filed a racial discrimination complaint against his employer. Palmetto Elementary School leader Eddie Hundley claims he was singled out during a Title I funding investigation because of his race.

The district cleared Hundley of any wrongdoing late last year.

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