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Ohio high school football coach charged with selling equipment on eBay

Lockland (Cincinnati) High School’s varsity football coach was arrested this week and charged with selling district-owned sports equipment on eBay.

Tyrone O. Copeland, 44, of Golf Manor, Ohio, was booked into the Hamilton County jail about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on charges of theft in office. He was released on his own recognizance this morning and ordered to stay away from the school.

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According to court documents, Copeland sold 25 pairs of football knee pads in September on eBay for $128.50 in cash. He also sold 24 pair of football thigh pads for $125 in cash, documents state.

The case goes to a grand jury for possible indictment Nov. 6.

School district officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Jennifer Edwards Baker also writes for the Cincinnati Enquirer.



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