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Steubenville Head Football Coach Releases Statement

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Steubenville High School Head Football Coach Reno Saccoccia released a statement Friday regarding CNN's coverage of the rape case that has caught national attention.

In the statement, Saccoccia discusses CNN's supposed refusal to conduct a live interview with the coach.
The statement reads:

"After last night's inaccurate report on CNN's Anderson Cooper Show regarding recent events, through a representative I offered to do a live interview with them from my home in order to set the record straight. They refused to allow me that chance. Today, after it was made clear to them that I would only do a live interview, a CNN reporter knocked on my door and asked me to tape an interview. I declined.
We look forward to the proper opportunity to correct the many inaccuracies which have been reported by some media."

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