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Taos head coach Art Abreu Jr. pumps up his team before a scrimmage against West Las Vegas on Aug. 12 at Ivan Head Stadium. Abreu Jr. was cleared Saturday to resume coaching after Taos Municipal Schools found no evidence to back up misconduct allegations.

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Taos High School football coach Art Abreu Jr. said his school district cleared him of abuse claims made by a former player over the weekend and has resumed his coaching duties.

Abreu Jr., in his eighth year at the school, said Tuesday he was placed on leave Friday when district officials were informed of allegations of physical, verbal and mental abuse. Taos Superintendent Valerie Trujillo declined to elaborate on the investigation, calling it a personnel matter.

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