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Roosevelt football coach said he was fired for keeping up with players on social media

The school said his activities violated school policy.

ST. LOUIS — After keeping close tabs on his players, Coach Trey Porter is no longer the head football coach of the Roosevelt Rough Riders.

Porter was the head football coach for the Roosevelt Wednesday morning when he woke up. But by the end of the day, he was fired for what the school calls a violation of school policies.

That violation included following his kids' social media accounts, something that Porter is proud of.

After two of his players were injured during the chaos following a shooting at the District Jamboree, Porter spoke with 5 On Your Side about his policy to keep his players safe.

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It was something his players approved of, it meant the coach cared, they said, which is why Porter and his players don't understand why the school fired him for that.

Coach Porter said if he could do everything over, he'd things the same exact way because his kids' safety is his main concern.

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