Follette was recently accused in an anonymous letter to school administrators of being involved in underage drinking with his baseball players at a party after a state title game in June.
Follette, who initially denied the allegations but has now admitted he was drinking at the party, decided to resign his football and basketball positions on Monday as part of an agreement with the school.
“It was a resolution that works best for me and my family,” Follette told the Globe. “I’ll get away from football and spend more time with them.”
According to reports, the letter claimed Follette attended a cookout where members of his baseball team were playing drinking games and he participated. An initial investigation was launched by Plymouth police, but it was dropped last week due to insufficient evidence.
“I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I did nothing illegal, but I was definitely in poor judgment,” Follette said to the town's school committee on Monday, according to the Plymouth Patch. “The end result is I’m still going to be able to coach kids. I’m going to be able to hopefully help more kids in the future on some of the tough issues in society.”
As part of the agreement, Follette is also going to work with the school to assist in educating students on the dangers of underage drinking.
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