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Charges dismissed against 'Last Chance U' coach Jason Brown

Charges against Jason Brown, formerly the head coach at Independence (Kan.) Community College and focus of Seasons 3 and 4 of the Netflix documentary series Last Chance U, have been dismissed with prejudice, meaning they cannot be reintroduced.

"I am happy to confirm that the legal case filed against me over two years ago in Independence, Kansas has been completely dismissed," Brown said in a statement.

"I have said very little publicly while it was pending, instead letting the judicial process do its thing, with an unwavering belief and knowledge that this day would come.

"I'd like to thank my attorneys, Mark Bryant of Denver, Colorado and Brian Duncan of Chanute, Kansas for their incredible faith in me, for their passionate representation and for their persistence in bringing this to a close.

"Now, I look forward to my next chapter, where I am most comfortable, leading young men toward their college degrees and helping them grow and achieve their goals on the football field.

Stay tuned."

Brown faced four counts of felony blackmail, four counts of felony identity theft, and two counts of misdemeanor false communication. He resigned in March of 2019 following a confrontation with a German player in which the coach said, "I'm your new Hitler."

In addition to coaching, Brown owns SlapDick whiskey and cigars and authored the book Hate Me Now, Love Me Later.

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