Chamblee High football coach Mat­tair put on leave

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - COUNTY BY COUNTY - AJC Staff

When Chamblee High School football play­ers take the field tonight, their head coach won’t be there.

“Em­ployee Cur­tis Mat­tair is cur­rently on paid ad­min­is­tra­tive leave,” DeKalb County School Dis­trict spokesman An­dre Ri­ley told AJC.com Thurs­day morn­ing in a brief emailed state­ment.

Ear­lier me­dia re­ports indi cated Mat­tair was sus­pended in­def­i­nitely fol­low­ing a con­tro- versy sur­round­ing T-shirts the football team re­ceived from the coach. The T-shirts, ac­cord- ing to re­ports, read “DBNP,” an acro­nym that some say stands for “Don’t Be No (ex­ple­tive).”

Ri­ley would not con­firm those re­ports. How­ever, he said Mat­tair was never sus­pended.

“DCSD does not com­ment on per­son­nel mat­ters,” Ri­ley said.

Chamblee is sched­uled to play Dun­woody High School at 7:30 p.m. to­day at North DeKalb Sta­dium, ac­cord­ing to the team’s web­site.

Cur­tis Mat­tair

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