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Grady HS Football Facing Illegal Recruiting Investigation

Grady head football coach Ronnie Millen Sr., has been reassigned pending the results of an investigation into allegations of address fraud and illegal recruitment by the school’s football team.

The investigation is looking into whether approximately 20 players – about a third of the team – used fake home addresses so they could play for the Grey Knights this season. Credit: Hunt Archbold
The investigation is looking into whether approximately 20 players – about a third of the team – used fake home addresses so they could play for the Grey Knights this season. Credit: Hunt Archbold
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis announced Monday morning that an investigation has been launched into allegations of address fraud and illegal recruitment by the Grady High School football team.

The investigation, which stemmed from an anonymous written complaint to the school district early last month, is looking into whether approximately 20 players – about a third of the team – used fake home addresses so they could play for the Grey Knights this season.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that head coach Ronnie Millen Sr., has been reassigned pending the results of the investigation. Millen, who has been at the Midtown school for 28 years and served as the head football coach since 2001, won his 100th game this past season.

According to the superintendent, students found to have falsified addresses could be transferred to schools closer to their real homes, and parents who signed off on the inaccurate addresses could face criminal charges of perjury.

Neither Grady Principal Vincent Murray nor Athletic Director Kathleen Washington could be reached for comment. Read more from the AJC here.

The Grey Knights went 8-3 this season and were bounced from the state playoffs in the opening round. This is a developing story.

Chris Murphy December 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM
No! I can't believe it- those players weren't all from Midtown/O4W?? And students are at Grady, faking their address? Who knew???
Barbara Baggerman December 10, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Hope Grady will continue to out address fakers.

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