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Ousted Miramar coach sues Broward Schools

Ousted Miramar coach sues Broward Schools

Former Miramar football coach Matt Strout filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Broward County Public Schools on Friday, claiming he was fired after objecting to rampant rules violations related to Miramar's football program. Strout alleges in court documents he was wrongfully terminated in late October 2014 because he complained about Miramar's disregard for numerous Florida High School Athletic Association and NCAA rules, including those related to grade-fixing, illegal student transfers, improper benefits and preferential treatment for its football players. Strout also is suing for back pay over a two-year period, starting in January 2013, when he began working as an...