Coach accused of being involved in basketball brawl works to clear name


PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh Public Schools basketball coach accused of being involved in a brawl at a high school game earlier this month is working to clear his name.

Pittsburgh Obama School assistant basketball coach Naron Jackson spoke at Monday night's school board meeting.

Jackson is accused of starting the fight during a game. He said he wants charges against him to be dropped. Jackson said he's concerned the incident will shed a negative light on his reputation and his players.

"There's college coaches that want me to work for them and that are actually recruiting some of my guys that actually think I might have done something or maybe something happened. So, I want my name cleared up," Jackson said.

Pittsburgh school police have filed charges of disorderly conduct and failure to disperse against Jackson.