• Plum coach accused of choking player cleared by authorities


    PLUM, Pa. - An assistant football coach accused of assaulting a player was cleared Tuesday by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office.

    Laquentin Smith, 26, a former linebacker at Pitt, had denied claims from a 16-year-old Plum player and that player’s grandmother that he choked the boy after a Sept. 28 loss.

    On Tuesday, a DA spokesman announced the office had finished reviewing reports and interviews about the incident and found nothing awry.

    “As a result of this thorough review, our office has concluded that there is no basis for any charges being filed,” he wrote in the statement.

    Watch a full report from Channel 11's Marlisa Goldsmith below:



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