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Former Saints DE Charles Grant loses coaching role after body-slamming student

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A former NFL player, and Super Bowl winner, has reportedly been fired from his assistant coaching role at Bowie State University after a video emerged showing him body-slamming a student to the ground at the end of a heated discussion.

Inappropriate behavior

Charles Grant, a defensive end for the New Orleans Saints during their 2009 Super Bowl winning season, was allegedly caught on camera performing the brutal move on one of his students in the school gym this week and has, per reports, since been removed from his voluntary role at the Division II school.

The University is investigation the altercation, footage of which can be seen at the bottom of this article. It was first brought to the public attention by TMZ.

The 6 ft 3 inch, 285 pounds Grant was woking as a linebackers coach at Bowie State prior to the incident but the school has confirmed that it he has been relieved of his duties.

The video in question meanwhile shows a man believed to be Grant squaring up to a student, telling him 'I bet you won't touch me" before hauling him to the ground.

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The school has since released the following statement:

"The Department of Athletics has zero tolerance of behavior that violates the University's core values and jeopardizes the welfare of student-athletes."

Judging by the video evidence the body-slam certainly comes under behavior that jeopardizes the welfare of student-athletes and the former NFL star will be lucky to avoid any further action should his role in the altercation be confirmed.

Pro career

Grant was a first round pick in the 2002 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selecting him with the 25th overall pick.

The defensive end went on to appear in 118 games for the Louisiana franchise, starting in 99 of them and amassing 47 sacks and 331 tackles between 2002-2009.

He was a key part of the team that would go on to win Super Bowl XLVI, claiming a championship ring despite going down with a season-ending torn triceps prior to the playoffs.

The Georgia native also spent time on the roster of both the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears although did not make an appearance in the NFL for either franchise.

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