Basketball coach at $45K-a-year New Jersey girls prep school is investigated over video ‘of him drunkenly shoving teen girl onto hotel bed’
- Saddle River Day girls basketball coach Danny Brown has been accused of shoving a teenage girl onto a bed in a hotel room on December 30
- An unverified video circulating social media allegedly depicts Brown pushing a teenage girl down onto a bed
- The man in the video appears to pin her to the bed before she appears to be able to escape from his grip
- The school is aware of the circulating video and says it is investigating
- Brown has reportedly ‘agreed’ to participate in the investigation
Danny Brown (pictured at an unknown time) has been accused of allegedly assaulting a student and is currently being investigated by the school
A New Jersey prep school girls basketball coach is being investigated after a video emerged which allegedly showed him shoving a teenage girl onto a hotel bed.
A video, first reported by NorthJersey.com, and posted by Jonathan Messer, has been circulating social media, showing Danny Brown in a hotel room with the teen girl.
In a letter from the school to the local community, officials say they are aware of a video involving the ‘interaction between a staff member and a student.’ The letter did not name names.
DailyMail.com has attempted to contact Brown and Saddle River Day, which charges up to $45,500 a year for tuition, for comment.
The unverified video shows the coach, who is dressed in a button-down shirt and black pants, grabbing a teenage girl from behind and leading her toward a bed.
The girl, who has not been identified, appears to be struggling, squirming to get out of his grasp, but he continues to push her body toward the bed.
At one point, he manages to pin her upper body to the bed with his hands. He appears to have one hand on her arm and the other holding her head down.
She can be seen in the video, shifting her hips around the corner of the bed to get out from under him before falling to the ground. The video cuts off as Brown allegedly reached down to grab her, the unverified video depicts.
Brown is allegedly seen in an unverified video (pictured) pushing a teenage girl onto the bed in a hotel room
Brown has been with the school for more than 10 years and has reportedly ‘agreed’ to participate in the investigation
It is unclear who shot the video, which is dated December 30 at around 12.30am.
The girls would have been in Tampa Bay for a Christmas tournament from December 29 to 31, according to NorthJersey.com.
In a statement, obtained by NorthJersey.com, the school said it has ‘already spoken with appropriate local authorities about the matter and will cooperate with them as requested.’
Brown, who has been with the school for more than 10 years, has allegedly agreed to participate in the investigation, according to the school.
The school has also contacted outside authorities ‘to open an independent inquiry to establish the facts of the situation.’