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Judge dismisses lawsuit by former NC Central coach

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm •  Published: August 12, 2014
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The attorney for former North Carolina Central football coach Henry Frazier III says a judge has dismissed Frazier's wrongful-termination lawsuit seeking reinstatement.

Adam J. Hopler says his client plans to appeal Tuesday's ruling.

The school fired Frazier shortly before last season after he was arrested on a charge of violating a domestic violence protective order, his second arrest in 16 months.

According to an April complaint, Frazier had sent his ex-wife a note about unpaid parking tickets on a car registered to him but in her possession. The complaint states Frazier was found not guilty in September and accuses the school of breaching his contract by firing him before his case was resolved.

Frazier seeks back pay and punitive damages.

The school hired Jerry Mack as head coach in December.