According to Leon County Schools, Chiles High School football coach Kevin Pettis has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations of possible athletic violations.
TR has been told that the investigation relates to an allegation that Pettis solicited a Chiles player to injure another player during a game last fall.
In addition, TR has been provided documentation that indicates students that transferred to Chiles High School from other zones to play football at Chiles used fraudulent documentation.
TR wrote about a previous investigation related to the Chiles football program back in May, 2021. An investigation by Chiles High School administrators into a complaint lodged against Pettis determined that the allegations – which included bullying and the use of demeaning language – were not confirmed. The finding was based on nine surveys completed by randomly selected football players and interviews of adults affiliated with the program.
Parents told TR they believed the four day investigation was rushed and did not give fair consideration to the detailed complaints.
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Chiles Head Football Coach Kevin Pettis has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations of possible athletic violations.
The district will contract with outside counsel to conduct this investigation.
As this is an open investigation, no records will be made available until its conclusion.