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Girls High School Basketball Coach Bit Opposing Coach In The Face And Threw Chair At Him

January 22, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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This high school coach makes Bobby Knight look like a saint.

A suburban Atlanta girls high school basketball coach was arrested for allegedly biting another coach’s face and throwing a chair at the man.

According to police, Melonie Joyce Martin, who is the coach of South Cobb High School girls basketball, was face to face in close proximity during a heated altercation with Coach Tyrone Harris when she allegedly bit him in the eye and nose.

Her attorney has denied the accusations. S. Carlton Rouse, who is representing Martin, told a local news outlet “Since the incident, Ms. Martin consistently denied touching (the coach) and certainly never threatened his safety.”

The incident, took place in a school office after a game on Jan 9th, when South Cobb lost to Campbell High School, police said.

Police allege after Martin bit Harris, she threw a chair at the man and threatened to stomp him out and knock his teeth out, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Martin was placed under arrest and charged with making assault and terroristic threats.

Her attorney said she intends to fight these phony allegations, ‘While she would like to respond in great detail revealing (the victim’s) true motivation for making such a sensational claim, based upon the advice of counsel, she must respect legal process and will introduce facts at the appropriate time in court,’ Rouse wrote in a written statement released by email.

It is unknown whether she has been relieved from her coaching duties.

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