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University of Maryland great, and former Dunbar basketball coach, Keith Booth has sued the Baltimore school system for defamation the Baltimore Sun reported Friday afternoon. The coach was fired in February for an "inappropriate interaction" between two Dunbar students who were under his supervision at the time.
Booth is suing the city school board, schools CEO Sonja Santelises, Dunbar principal Yetunde Reeves, and Jerome Jones, the director of labor relations and negotiations for the school system.
According to the lawsuit, Booth's attorney alleges that the letter released to the Dunbar community, regarding the incident at the time, implied Booth was at fault.
"Coach Booth will forever live with the stain of Defendants' false and defamatory letter and denial of his constitutional rights to clear his name," the lawsuit states.
Booth, a McDonald's All-American during his time at Dunbar, returned to coach the boy's basketball program in May of 2019.
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