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Connecticut high school AD resigns after arrest

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published March 28. 2013 6:00AM   Updated March 28. 2013 6:43AM

New Milford (AP) — The athletic director for New Milford schools has resigned after he and another school athletic director were arrested for allegedly fighting at a hotel.

The News-Times of Danbury reports that Lance Pliego submitted a letter of resignation to the New Milford school superintendent Wednesday.

Pliego and Bethel Athletic Director Jayme Lynn McGovern were charged with misdemeanor breach of peace shortly before 2 a.m. on March 22 at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rocky Hill. The hotel was hosting a conference of the Connecticut Association of Athletic Directors at the time.

Pliego and McGovern have declined to comment. Both were place on administrative leave after their arrests.

Pliego said in his resignation letter that he stepped down because of the "media frenzy" after his arrest and his emotional state.

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