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— The specific incidents included reports from multiple student athletes and football coaches of other school districts, as well as Skaneateles district employees, stating first-hand evidence of illegal recruitment activities.

The varsity football head coach, Tim Green, said, when questioned about the allegations, that he had not engaged in any recruitment activity nor was he aware of anyone else engaging in recruitment activities on behalf of the Skaneateles school district, according to the report.

Green did not return calls for comment.

The report stated that the Skaneateles school district was made of aware of recruiting allegations against the varsity football coach beginning in March 2010, with some of them stemming from interactions between the coach and certain attendees of the three-day Tim Green Football Camp hosted in Skaneateles in summer 2010.

The district opened an investigation in May 2011 and interviewed more than 60 individuals.

The charges against the football program and the subsequent investigation have dominated the talk of the community for many months, and created a divisive atmosphere in the town.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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