City Admits It Did Not Conduct Background Check on Sex-Offender AD

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The city of Riviera Beach, Fla., has admitted that it did not perform a required background check on its athletic director, who was later discovered to be a registered sex offender.

As reported by ABC affiliate WPBF in Tequesta, consultant Abram Elam ran the city's athletic department, including the Pop Warner football league, for a year before his criminal background became an issue.

Riviera Beach native Elam, a former NFL player, signed a $25,000 contract with city manager Jonathan Evans in August 2022 to be an outside consultant athletic director.

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