Judge decides to not reinstate Saugus football coach

SAUGUS, MASS. (WHDH) - A Saugus football coach who was fighting for his job after he was fired after the school district says he let one of his players practice in his underwear was not reinstated by a judge.

Anthony Nalen, the former head varsity football coach at Saugus High School, appeared in court late last week to contest the school district’s decision to fire him. This week, the judge decided to not reinstate him.

He was initially suspended for four weeks after the Saugus school district accused him of letting a football player practice in his boxer shorts last spring.

The school district alleges it’s a hazing incident, but a police investigation found no criminal wrongdoing.

The school district says their investigation found evidence of negligence.

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