Coach Jason Brown's over-the-top antics made him one of the more polarizing characters on Netflix's Last Chance U. However, it seems he took things a little too far, resigning after allegedly telling a German player that he is the athlete's "new Hitler."
Brown announced his departure from Independence Community College via his Twitter on Monday:
"To all my fans, supporter, both past and present players and coaches," Brown captioned the tweet. "Please read the following letter I have posted and please respect my decision. Much love to you all, W.I.N. FOREVER! Once a Pirate always a Pirate!"
Brown's decision to part ways with ICC comes after the Montgomery County Chronicle reported that he antagonized freshman Alexandros Alexiou through a series of text messages that focused on Alexiou's German nationality. This came during an argument between Alexiou and Brown about how the freshman's disciplinary points are affecting his scholarship.
"410pm on field u German f*ck," Brown texted Alexiou. "u have 17 points toward your 25 points … u got an extra point for not hanging the lion poster as instructed I’m your new Hitler figure out your life."
This sparked to an exchange that ended with Brown telling Alexiou he was cut from the team. Although Alexiou remained on scholarship, he took objection to the way Brown spoke to him. This resulted in ICC issuing an internal investigation on Brown, leading the University's president Daniel Barwick to comment on the coach's conduct.
"Independence Community College does not condone the language Coach Brown used in his message," Barwick told the local news. "I have spoken with Coach Brown about his message to the student, and he fully understands that his language was not appropriate. The college is investigating the matter and will have no further statement at this time."
It seems Brown doesn't like the picture ICC and the newspaper have painted of him, as he resigned from the school before the investigation could be finished. "Given what has most recently been allowed to transpire, it is clear, that it will be nearly impossible to stay here," Brown's statement reads. "More plainly, the Montgomery County Chronicle has greatly diminished my ability to successfully do my job, and has set this football program back significantly, and the cumulative effect of all these detrimental factors I believe clearly constitute a constructive discharge of my employment."