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Posted by on February 20, 2013.

Sandy Springs: Indecency charges prompt Mount Vernon Presbyterian football coach’s resignation

A spokeswoman with Mount Vernon Presbyterian School confirmed that its head football coach submitted his resignation after being charged with public indecency.

Reginald Burnette, a former NFL linebacker, gave school officials his resignation on Feb. 11. School spokeswoman Allison Toller said the resignation was voluntary. Burnette played three seasons in the NFL in the early 1990s. He played for the Green Bay Packers in 1991 and played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1992 and 1993.

“We have begun our search for his replacement and remain committed to selecting the best possible candidate to serve as Mount Vernon’s new varsity football head coach,” Toller said.

Cobb County arrested Burnette on Jan. 29 on charges of public indecency.

Public indecency is a misdemeanor for a first-time offender.

Cobb County Police spokesman Mike Bowman said the alleged incident happened on Jan. 21. According to the police report the incident occurred at the corner of Chimney Springs Drive and Bishop Creek Drive in Cobb County.

“The victim stated that she had a flat tire on her vehicle (white Lexus) and that she was waiting for roadside assistance vehicle from Lexus when she was approached by a black male in a blue van who asked her for directions and then exposed his genitalia to her before leaving,” the police report says.

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