Joel Miller: Allegations Against Coach Leavitt Untrue

ESPN’s Joe Schad spoke with USF player Joel Miller, who had apparently been struck by Coach Jim Leavitt during halftime of a game this past season, who denied the accusations and said his story had been misrepresented.

“I told this to the school when they interviewed me for a half-hour or hour on Tuesday. Basically, I wasn’t having a good game on special teams and he tried to motivate me. He [Leavitt] never did any of those things and he never has that I’ve seen. I had some things on my mind because my Grandfather had died the day before. Coach Leavitt cares about me. We talk all the time.”

So I guess we can consider the matter closed? The hit that Leavitt’s reputation took might take a little longer to go away however.

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