Lockland (Cincinnati) High School’s varsity football coach was arrested this week and charged with selling district-owned sports equipment on eBay.
Tyrone O. Copeland, 44, of Golf Manor, Ohio, was booked into the Hamilton County jail about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on charges of theft in office. He was released on his own recognizance this morning and ordered to stay away from the school.
According to court documents, Copeland sold 25 pairs of football knee pads in September on eBay for $128.50 in cash. He also sold 24 pair of football thigh pads for $125 in cash, documents state.
The case goes to a grand jury for possible indictment Nov. 6.
School district officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
Jennifer Edwards Baker also writes for the Cincinnati Enquirer.