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Murrah Coach off the Hook, For Now

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Murrah High School Basketball Coach Marlon Dorsey will not face assault charges for whipping basketball players.

Murrah High School Basketball Coach Marlon Dorsey will not face simple assault charges for whipping basketball players with a weight belt, a Hinds County Judge ruled yesterday.

Judge Breland Hilburn dismissed the case, saying that there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges against the coach.

In October, the Jackson Public Schools District suspended Dorsey after a cell phone video showed him whipping students with a belt. Dorsey told the judge yesterday that he did not intend to hurt the players.

The school district banned corporal punishment in 1991. Dorsey still faces a civil lawsuit that a group of parents filed against him.

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