September 19, 2011

High School Football Coach Resigns Following Bounty Allegation

By - Kris Fletcher

The defensive coordinator for Morrisville High School in Pennsylvania has resigned because of an incident that dated back to last week’s game against New Hope-Solebury.

Parents on the sidelines for the game alleged that they heard coach Jason Bresnen tell his players he would pay them one hundred dollars to "take out" a kid on the other team.

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After resigning, Bresnen stated that his comments were taken out of context:

"Never would I tell a kid to deliberately hurt another player - ever," Bresnen said. "I would never do anything to jeopardize a kid or his future. I told them that if you continue to hit (the player) and gang tackle him, I'll bet you $100 that we will wear him down. I would never tell them to hurt a player. I've been around sports my entire life, coaching youth football and such. I would never do anything like that."

He also stated that he stepped down from his position because he didn't want the team or players to have to deal with the distraction that this incident provided:

"If I didn't resign, I was going to be facing a suspension," Bresnen said. "They were going to take individual players and question them about what happened. I believe that would have been a huge distraction for the kids and the team. So I resigned, saying it was for personal reasons."


  1. If thats REALLY what he said, I don't think its a big deal. He was just trying to motivate his players. But the fact that he quit leads me to believe he said more then that, so he got out before being fired.

  2. He had to have said more. No reason to resign otherwise.

  3. The guy was just tryng to talk his defense up. That comment shouldn't have cost him his job.

  4. I agree that he must have said something else. I seriously doubt he resigned because he didn't want to be a distraction to the kids.