WSSU fires assistant football coach arrested in domestic dispute

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Jason Mai, 34, was fired by Winston-Salem State from his position as quarterbacks coach and director of football operations. Mai was arrested on Oct. 25 for assault on a female after a domestic dispute with his ex-wife. (Bruce Chapman/Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Jason Mai, an assistant football coach at Winston-Salem State for the last five seasons, has been fired, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Mai’s biography on WSSU’s web site was taken down, and officials would not reveal the reason for Mai’s firing. Mai said by telephone Friday that he was let go Monday.

Tonia Walker, the athletic director at WSSU, would not give a reason for Mai’s dismissal.

Mai, 34, had been suspended since late October after his arrest in a domestic dispute. Mai was arrested Oct. 25, but he coached in WSSU’s homecoming game the next weekend. After his arrest became public, Mai was suspended with pay for the Rams’ final two games, a win over Fayetteville State and a win over Bowie State in the CIAA championship game.

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