Coach Who Housed Homeless Player Under Investigation

Saint Cloud (Fla.) High School football coach and social studies teacher Bill Buldini, under investigation for allegedly letting a homeless player stay at his house, was back in the classroom and on the field last week after it was determined he could not be fined for his hospitality.

Florida High School Athletic Association rules state that "no school employee, athletic department staff member or representative of the school's athletic interests may be involved, directly or indirectly, in promising, offering free or reduced-cost rent for housing." According to, the rule is to prevent illegal recruitment or favoritism. But the school district says Buldini did not break any district rules, therefore he is allowed to keep teaching and coaching. Meanwhile, he remains under investigation by the FHSAA.

Buldini receives a coaching stipend of $3,850, which he might lose if found guilty of breaking the rules, WFTV reports. Additionally, the FHSAA could fine St. Cloud High thousands of dollars and require the school to forfeit football victories.

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