Ex-NFL player Artrell Hawkins hired to coach Greater Johnstown (Pa.) after rival school rescinded offer on prior charges of domestic violence

Ex-NFL player Artrell Hawkins hired to coach Greater Johnstown (Pa.) after rival school rescinded offer on prior charges of domestic violence

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Ex-NFL player Artrell Hawkins hired to coach Greater Johnstown (Pa.) after rival school rescinded offer on prior charges of domestic violence

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Artrell Hawkins accepted a coaching job at Johnstown Area after a coaching job in February  from a rival school was rescinded days later. (Photo: AP photo)

Artrell Hawkins accepted a coaching job at Johnstown Area after a coaching job in February from a rival school was rescinded days later.
(Photo: AP photo)

Former Cincinnati Bengals football player Artrell Hawkins Jr. told The Enquirer he has accepted a job as the assistant head football coach at Greater Johnstown High School in Pennsylvania.

That’s the rival of the other high school in Johnstown that hired him less than a month ago before rescinding the offer a few days later.

“It’s been an interesting process. That’s probably the best way to put it,” Hawkins said.

“I’ve been in football a long time and feel like I’ve experienced every sort of coaching change … but I’ve never seen an offer rescinded before.”

Bishop McCort High School officials declined to go into specifics about their decision to rescind his hire in February, only saying they did not follow their formal hiring process.

Hawkins said he never got a more detailed explanation than that.

The former University of Cincinnati athlete has been arrested and charged with domestic violence in the past. He was acquitted of the charges, but still pays the price,The Enquirer’s Paul Daugherty wrote.

Hawkins said a press conference for the announcement has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday.

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