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West Charlotte coach Sam Greiner suspended for CMS investigation

Officials said Head Coach Sam Greiner is currently under investigation.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — West Charlotte High School football coach Sam Greiner is suspended with pay for an investigation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said. 

A CMS spokesperson confirmed Greiner was suspended with pay but couldn't comment on specific personnel matters. Officials said Greiner, who has been at West Charlotte since 2020, was under investigation. 

Details of the investigation haven't been released. 

PREVIOUSLY: Ineligible player forces west Charlotte HS to forfeit 2021 football season

West Charlotte was forced to forfeit its 2021 football season after the school was made aware of a student-athlete who was ineligible for the 2021-22 football season. 

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After an investigation, CMS said the school voluntarily reported the violation to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

The association commissioner ruled West Charlotte was in violation and said they must forfeit all 2021-2022 football games, return any monies earned from playoff games and pay a $250 fine.

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