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Ottawa 67's assistant coach Mark Grady resigned from his post today in a press release issued by the club....
Grady, in a statement released by the team, said his decision to step down as an assistant coach stemmed from a ruling on Jan. 18th by Ontario's Grievance Settlement Board over a harassment complaint -- in which Grady was accused of alleged homophobic and discriminatory conduct -- filed by a guard at the Ottawa jail where they both worked.
"I couldn't let a situation that had nothing to do with the 67's potentially tarnish their reputation in the community," said Grady in the statement.
"For the sake of the team, and my family, I decided to step down and work to clear the damage to my reputation that was caused by allegations that were made public by the Grievance Settlement Board. To date, I have not yet had the opportunity to defend myself in any forum. I'd like to thank 67's owner Jeff Hunt, General Manager Brian Kilrea and Head Coach Chris Byrne for giving me the opportunity to coach at the OHL level, and I look forward to the day when this matter is resolved and the allegations against me are proven to be false."
Grady joined the team as an assistant at the start of the season after four years as head coach of the CJHL's Cumberland Grads.
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