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Coach suspended for whipping players returns

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RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) – The Murrah High School basketball coach suspended for whipping his players officially returned to the sidelines Tuesday.

Coach Marlon Dorsey led his team to victory in a 74 to 64 come from behind win over Warren Central.

The Mustangs and Vikings met during the Ridgeland Shootout Basketball Tournament.

Dorsey and his team left court without addressing the media.

He refused to comment as he entered the dressing room.

Throughout the game he continued an aggressive coaching style that seemed to pay off for players and parents.

"I'm thrilled that he's back. The majority of the parents along with all of the players are glad that he's back. We're thrilled. This is behind us. We're gonna move forward with a new season, positive attitude and the kids are gonna respond well," said Gary Love whose son is a player on the team.

But not everyone is pleased with Dorsey's return.

Jackson attorney Lisa Ross, who filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of three basketball players, is disappointed.

"JPS just doesn't get it. Obviously their policies aren't worth the paper they are written on. Maybe they'll understand a jury verdict against JPS., said Ross in a statement released to WLBT.

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