Report: Former “Last Chance U” Coach Charged With 8 Felonies

first_imgA detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A former coach from the Netflix series “Last Chance U” is in big trouble with the law.According to a report from Parsons Sun, former Independence Community College football coach Jason Brown is facing eight felony counts.The report reveals Brown allegedly stole the identity of a lawyer in an attempt to silence local newspapers.Here’s more from the report:Brown, who gained notoriety for being featured on the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U,” is charged with four counts of blackmail, four counts of identity theft, all felonies, as well as two counts of criminal false communication, both misdemeanors. The Montgomery County Attorney’s Office filed charges Friday.Brown stepped down from his position about a week after he allegedly told a German player “I’m your new Hitler.”The Montgomery County Chronicle initially published his comments and was mentioned as part of his decision to step down.“More plainly, the Montgomery County Chronicle has greatly diminished my ability to successfully do my job,” he said in his statement.Brown allegedly sent a cease-and-desist email to the Chronicle posing as an attorney from the Cochran Law Firm in California.The fourth season of “Last Chance U” is set to be released July 19.last_img read more

TSX Wall Street close flat on last day of turbulent quarter

TORONTO — North American stock markets finished the day barely changed, as investors seemed to take a breather amid a positive news week.Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index eased back 9.62 points to 13,494.36, weighed down by pressure from the materials and mining sectors.On U.S. markets, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 31.57 points to 17,685.09, while the broader S&P 500 composite index faded 4.21 points to 2,059.74. The Nasdaq composite was flat, up 0.56 of a point at 4,869.85.The Canadian dollar dipped a day after hitting its highest level of the year. The loonie closed 0.13 of a U.S. cent lower at 77 cents US despite a report by Statistics Canada that the Canadian economy grew more than expected in January.In commodities, the May crude oil contract rose two cents to US$38.34 a barrel and May natural gas slipped four cents to US$1.96 per mmBTU.The June gold contract gained $7 to US$1,235.60 an ounce, while May copper was down a penny at US$2.18 a pound. read more