• High school basketball coach accused of biting fellow coach


    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The South Cobb High School girls basketball team is scheduled to play on Tuesday night, but one of their coaches may not be on the sidelines.

    Coach Melonie Martin is accused of biting another coach in the eye and nose, throwing a chair at him and threatening his life.

    The assault happened during a profanity laced argument in an office with that coach, according to the arrest warrant.

    Police charged Martin with simple battery and terroristic threats.

    Martin has bonded out of jail, but the school has not released information on her status as coach.

    After the story aired on Channel 2 Action News at 4, Martin's attorney sent a letter to Channel 2 Action News.

    "Since the incident, Ms. Martin consistently denied touching (the coach) and certainly never threatened his safety. While she would like to respond in great detail revealing (the victim's) true motivation for making such a sensational claim, based upon the advice of counsel, she must respect legal process and will introduce facts at the appropriate time in court," attorney S. Carlton Rouse said. "Until then, Ms. Martin intends to vigorously fight the spurious claims by (the victim) and will continue to do what is in her power to protect her clean reputation for excellence in the classroom and in athletic programs within the school."

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