Police: Letter Claims PNHS Baseball Coach Knew Players Were Drinking at Party

Plymouth Police and the Plymouth school district are investigating allegations that the Plymouth North High School baseball coach attended a party where underage drinking was present.

Plymouth Police and the Plymouth school district are investigating allegations that Plymouth North Baseball Coach Dwayne Follette, and several players' parents attended a party where players were drinking shots and engaging in drinking games, according to a report by FOX 25.

The allegations stem from a letter received by the school principal alleging the complaint. School officials notified police.

Police Chief Michael E. Botieri confirms to FOX 25 that an investigation is underway about allegations that a parent threw a party for the team following the Division II State Baseball Championships.

Botieri says people have made claims that alcohol was present at the party and that the parents and coach Dwayne Follette, who was allegedly in attendance, were aware of its presence. However, Botieri says investigators are having a difficult time getting witnesses to come forward and make these allegations on the record.

No charges have been filed during the probe. The investigation is expected to be completed by next week.

Patrick Mulvey-Welsh August 02, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Hang in there coach. I know what its to face the cowardly allegations of an anonymous tipster. Unfortunately, you may never know for sure who was behind it and they will never have the guts to admit their actions to your face. Good luck.
William Hunt August 02, 2012 at 03:29 PM
To the many friends of Dwayne and the Plymouth North Baseball and Football teams he coaches, we know of his integrity, commitment and love of his players and the program. I have had the good fortune of knowing Dwayne for almost forty years as a friend, teammate and he is family. For someone to attack him in this manner, anonymously - is cowardly and spiteful. It is a gross defamation of character and essentially a smear campaign. Dwayne does not condone underage drinking, that is the bottom line. He has helped to develop young men into respectful, caring, contributing members of society. As human beings we are made in God's image so no one is perfect by any measure, however; what is taking place now to Dwayne and his family is shameful. There are many people who love and support Dwayne and his family and I am proud to be one of them.


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