Conn. basketball coach resigns after arrest

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A high school boys’ basketball coach in Enfield has resigned after being arrested in an alleged prostitution sting.

Fifty-three-year-old John Norris was the coach of the Fermi High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team. He was one of 11 men charged with soliciting prostitution on Valentine’s Day by Windsor Locks police in an undercover sting dubbed “Operation Cupid.”

Norris resigned from the coaching job earlier this week.

He told the Journal Inquirer that he made a bad decision. He said he wasn’t asked to resign as coach, but he stepped down because he didn’t want to be a distraction or a bad example for the team.

Norris wrote in his resignation letter to Enfield’s athletic director that he believes he will be cleared of the criminal charge.

Information from: Journal Inquirer

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