Former NFL player, local football coach arrested for public indecency

An arrest for public indecency may cost Mount Vernon Presbyterian School’s head football coach his job.

Reginald Burnette, who played three years in the NFL for Green Bay and Tampa Bay, was arrested Jan. 29 in an east Cobb subdivision for allegedly exposing himself to an adult female, a misdemeanor, said Cobb County police spokesman Officer Mike Bowman.

Mount Vernon responded by placing Burnette on indefinite leave until his case is adjudicated, school spokeswoman Allison Toller said.

The school, located in Sandy Springs, educates students in preschool through the 12th grade, according to its website.

The alleged incident did not involve Mount Vernon students or any school employees, Toller said.

Parents were informed last week in a letter sent by headmaster Brett Jacobsen.

Burnette, an All-American at the University of Houston, is out of jail on $1,000 bond.