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Student Letters Outline Trouble With Bulkeley High Football Coach

Student Letters Outline Trouble With Bulkeley High Football Coach

Newly released records from an internal Hartford schools investigation into former coach Pablo Ortiz Jr. paint a picture of dysfunction for the Bulkeley High School football program, from coach infighting and accusations of profanity-laced tirades to the concerted effort by some players to get Ortiz fired.

Ortiz, 53, a social worker for the state Department of Children and Families, was dismissed as varsity football coach of his alma mater after allegations arose in January that he was verbally abusive to players and once threw a student-athlete to the ground.

Those accusations, which Ortiz has denied, triggered a DCF investigation that is ongoing, agency spokesman Gary...

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