MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The head coach of the Oakhaven High School Hawks basketball team had his wings clipped by Memphis City Schools. Rondavius Milam was suspended after players accused him of physically assaulting them.
One player recanted his story two weeks ago, admitting he made the whole thing up. Despite that admission Milam has still been suspended, leaving him off the job for the past two weeks.
His former player, Walter Jamison, helped facilitate that suspension.
"He don't deserve to get suspended," Walter's mom, Jacqueline Jamison, told abc24.com shortly after her son accused the coach of hitting him. Walter later said he lied about it. "My son lied; the coach shouldn't suffer for what my son did."
Two other students who accused Milam of physically assaulting them have come forward to police and to the Department of Children's Services. The case is in their hands now.
The Memphis Police Department says Milam is still being investigated for physically assaulting the players. Milam is also accused of threatening the accusers.
"There was no due process, there was no equity of law," Milam said. "The proper protocol was not taken."
Because of protocol, the Department of Children's Services could only say that it's currently investigating reports against Milam, but would not give any details.