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Leake Academy Coach Accused Of Biting Player

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Complaint filed against Doyle Wolverton for biting a player. Complaint filed against Doyle Wolverton for biting a player.
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UPDATED 11/18/13 10:05 p.m.

A veteran basketball coach resigns after allegations that he bit a player during a game last week.  It’s a story we first broke on our WJTV Facebook fan page.

Leake Academy girls’ basketball coach, Doyle Wolverton, steps down after a bizarre accusation.  He’s accused of biting a player during a game in Marion County last week.  He’s second in the nation for all-time wins in high school girls’ basketball, and he's a member of the Mississippi Private Schools Coaches Hall-of-Fame.

The Leake Academy girls’ basketball squad takes to the court six days after one of the players accused the team’s legendary coach of biting her in the face.

The girl's parents took her to the hospital to get medical treatment for her bloody and bruised face.

Sheriff Greg Waggoner tells us Wolverton resigned his position Monday, but the school’s Headmaster, Jerry Crowe, wouldn't confirm that.

The basketball court bears Wolverton's name.  He’s won multiple state championships with Leake Academy.

Some believe this one incident on the sideline could tarnish decades of accomplishments on the basketball court.

The girl's family decided not to file charges after Wolverton resigned.

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According to Leake Academy officials, Doyle Wolverton, a Leake Academy girls basketball coach, has resigned.

Wolverton is being accused of biting a player during a recent game.

Wolverton was one of the all-time winningest high school coaches in the country.

WJTV will have updates on this story as they are available.

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