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Mays pleads guilty to marijuana charge

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Antonio Mays, the former head football coach at Waterloo East, has pleaded guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Waterloo Police pulled over Mays' car on January 4, 2010 because they say it was missing a front license plate and the rear license plate light was not working.

According to court records, officers say they found marijuana in his pants pocket and in his car during the traffic stop.

Mays received a deferred judgment, which means the charge will be wiped off of his record if he completes the terms of his probation.

He also received one year of unsupervised release and must pay a $315 fine.

On January 5, 2010, Mays resigned his position as football coach and was placed on unpaid administrative leave from his Education Specialist job through the Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates (I-JAG) Program.

According to the I-JAG web site, the Education Specialist position at West High is currently vacant.

Waterloo Superintendent Gary Norris has said throughout the course of the investigation that Mays may be allowed back as a coach at some point in the future.  He says it's too early in the process to determine if and when Mays will be allowed to work in the district again, but they have encouraged Mays to stay active in the community and continue working with kids.

The head football coach job at East High School was posted over a month ago and they are in the process of receiving and reviewing applications.

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