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Former NCCU coach not guilty, will appeal again for job

Posted September 30, 2013

NCCU's Henry Frazier shares a laugh at the 2013 Pigskin Preview July 25.

— A judge found Henry Frazier III not guilty Monday of violating a protective order in contacting his estranged wife last month.

Frazier lost his job as head football coach at North Carolina Central University after his Aug. 12 arrest.  

The arrest was Frazier's second brush with the law since taking over the NCCU program in December 2010.

He was sidelined for much of summer 2012 after his initial arrest, which stemmed from a domestic dispute with his wife in May 2012. He was suspended with pay for more than two months following that incident.

Frazier's lawyers said he would appeal again to get his job back. 

"He intends now to concentrate on restoring his good name, raising his minor children, and appealing to the Board of NCCU to set right the wrong that has been foisted upon him by them,” attorney Ralph Frasier said.

 

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  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Oct 1, 8:57 a.m.

    As far as other news outlets reporting a technicalty on the judge's name, why doesn't the headline read "Charges Dropped, or Cae Disissed" instead of "not guilty"?

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Oct 1, 8:55 a.m.

    whats the point of the judicial system if they will not hold up the law? Maybe the victim never showed up to court and they dismissed the case? People need to understand that if you do not show up as the victim in a court case, there isn't much that can be done.

    johnny2times
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    A lot of assuming there. What if that wasn't the case and the law was upheld? You said maybe she didn't show up.

    Maybe she didn't have to. Maybe her lawyer could in her place. Maybe she lied. Maybe he was falsely accused or arrested and needed to be exonerated. Maybe it was her fault and she was being vendictive. Maybe it was a technicality. Either way, a judge found him not guilty based on evidence before him. That's law upheld

  • this is fdup Sep 30, 7:15 p.m.

    Other new media outlets have reported the warrant read the protection order was issued by another Judge not Judge Knox this was her given reason not based on if he actually violated the order.She let him off on a technicality that should be appealed by the DA's office.

  • johnny2times Sep 30, 5:38 p.m.

    whats the point of the judicial system if they will not hold up the law? Maybe the victim never showed up to court and they dismissed the case? People need to understand that if you do not show up as the victim in a court case, there isn't much that can be done.

  • tina2117 Sep 30, 4:55 p.m.

    WTVD says the charges were dropped & that the recent charge stemmed from a parking ticket. He paid for a parking ticket the wife got on a family vehicle. He paid it and wrote a letter telling her he'd deduct the amount he paid from child support. He had their son take her the letter when he returned from visitation with the father. The violation was communicating with her through a third person which is prohibited by the order.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Sep 30, 4:37 p.m.

    Ithey believed in him enough to keep him last time when he did make a mistake they should have no problem rehiring him since he was cleared of wrongdoing

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Sep 30, 4:34 p.m.

    Wow! I'm surprised to read the first 5 posts. Yes, he was found not guilty THIS time. But there was a previous incident that he was GUILTY of doing. The school was correct to part ways with this trouble in the making.

    DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT
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    Previous incident over. No double jeopardy. If they fired him for being arrested for something he was found not guilty of this time, he should be reinstated. Two sides to every story. What if she made the contact up that got him arrested???? Still think he should be canned then?

  • keithjinnc Sep 30, 4:09 p.m.

    Domestic cases are always a mess in the judicial system. It’s a “he” said “she” said situation, and with a lot of these incidents what “he” or “she” may have said at the time one of them gets arrested is not what they say at trial. Loss of jobs which result in the inability of one to pay their bills, like support, often times play a factor in what is said at trial. Regardless, second run-in with law enforcement authorities for similar incidents is a poor representation for the school, not to mention a poor example to the students who he is supposed to be mentoring.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 30, 4:08 p.m.

    Wow! I'm surprised to read the first 5 posts. Yes, he was found not guilty THIS time. But there was a previous incident that he was GUILTY of doing. The school was correct to part ways with this trouble in the making.

  • adeal064 Sep 30, 4:00 p.m.

    Honestly, is this as news worthy, as what is going on with our tyranny gov't officials?! Who cares about him loosing his job, I bet many others have done exactly as he has. Though we hear nothing of them... That's it, I'm leaving country, setting forth on a pilgrimage, as our ancestors did in finding 'FREE land' to prosper!

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