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Marlin coach reportedly suspended after players leave scuff marks on dance floor after photoshoot

Coach Jameus Hartfield and the Marlin High School basketball team.
Coach Jameus Hartfield and the Marlin High School basketball team.(Courtesy Photo & Marlin ISD Website)
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 4:17 PM CST
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MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) - Marlin High School Head Basketball Coach Jameus Hartfield has reportedly been suspended over allegations his team left scuff marks on a dance floor during a photoshoot at the junior high school, multiple sources confirm to KWTX.

The scuff marks were apparently left behind after the basketball team participated in the photo session recently.

KWTX reached out to Hartfield and he would not confirm the suspension. KWTX also contacted Marlin ISD Superintendent Dr. Darryl J. Henson, who declined to comment on what he called a personnel issue.

Sources close to the situation tell KWTX they hope the issue will be resolved in a meeting this week.

Social media posts regarding the incident and the allegations exploded with more than 3,000 signatures asking for the apparent suspension to be overturned. Some social media users are even offering to clean the floor at the junior high school.

In a statement emailed to KWTX, Marlin ISD disputed the accuracy of of a viral social media post regarding the incident.

“The recent post shared on Facebook about the Marlin High School basketball team states inaccurate information in its totality and has been purposefully skewed to blatantly mislead the reader and community,” the district said.

“In the midst of the community’s response to the inaccurate Facebook post, Marlin ISD remains focused on bringing our students back safely and achieving academically, athletically, and in the arts.”

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