John Peacock reinstated as Venice High Football Coach


VENICE – It’s been 41 days since John Peacock was fired as Venice’s football coach after ‘liking’ a tweet hinting a the skin color of Braden River Head Coach, Curt Bradley.
“Thankful for Eric Jackson and the administration, for the second chance. I look forward to improving our program, and proving our relationship with other programs as well,” Peacock said.

After Peacock was fired Venice lost one of it’s biggest sponsors, Bill Buck Chevrolet. Now they’re back.
“The decision to pull out as a sponsor, like I said was a very very difficult; it was not short sided or short thought,” Monte Jacobs, Bill Buck Chevrolet Sales Manager, said. “John Peacock was born and bred to be the head football coach at Venice High School, it was supposed to happen.”

Principal Jackson said Peacock is completing sensitivity training, and will sit out the first three games of the regular season.
SNN reached out to Coach Bradely for comment, but still no response.

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Lynden Blake
Lynden Blake is an Auburn University graduate with a degree in journalism. As an aspiring sportscaster she has worked in many media outlets. She’s currently a news and sports reporter for Suncoast News Network in Sarasota, Florida. Previously she interned for Fox Sports Florida where she worked with the production team during Tampa Bay Rays games and freelanced for covering the Miami Heat during the 2015 NBA Summer League. She shadowed at WRBL News 3 in Columbus, Ga. her last semester in Auburn. Previously, she was a staff writer for Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. and did many television and radio gigs for Sportz Blitz and AHSAA Radio Network. As a Tigerette at Auburn she hosted the nation’s top football prospects on game-day visits and official visits during the off season. She has always had passion for sports as she was a three-sport athlete in high school playing softball and basketball and cheering for Benjamin Russell High School.