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DeKalb football coach accused of sexting

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Martin Luther King High School coach Michael "Iron Mike' Carson is no longer practicing with the team and is now at the center of an investigation. Martin Luther King High School coach Michael "Iron Mike' Carson is no longer practicing with the team and is now at the center of an investigation.
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -

A DeKalb County football coach has been suspended of his duties after a parent accused the 51-year-old of sexting.

Martin Luther King High School coach Michael "Iron Mike' Carson is no longer practicing with the team and is now at the center of an investigation.

"There were some nude photos involved of the coach," said DeKalb Schools spokesperson Jeff Dickerson. "My understanding is that they were shown to people who were around at the time, and many of them may include students."

Parent Davida Bishop told FOX 5 that the situation hit a boiling point at Panthersville Stadium Saturday night. That's when the single mother with two sons on the football team says she showed the nude pictures that she claims Carson sent her to Carson's wife, staff and other parents during the River Road Rumble.

The parent says she has refused Carson's advances and now believes the coach is taking it out on her boys.

Carson is now sidelined and, according to Dickerson, has spent the last couple of days at the central office cooperating with investigators.

DeKalb schools hired Carson three years ago.  Dickerson say the 51-year-old coach runs a reputable program that is ranked third in the state in 5A.  

The Atlanta Falcons have even recognized Carson for his success on the field.

"It was important that he suspend his daily coaching activities while we investigate and collect all the facts in this case," said Dickerson.

The school district will still pay Carson during his suspension. He can not however, have contact with students.

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