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Former Shark employee resigns following police investigation

Jax Sharks media relations confirmed to our news partner Action News that Douglas Kleiner, a former Director of sports medicine has resigned.

We are working to confirm what the arrest is in relation to and will continue to update this story. The managing partner has not confirmed the charges, however released the following statement.

Jeff Bouchy, Managing Partner:

"“The Jacksonville Sharks fully cooperated with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office throughout this entire investigation. As soon as I understood the seriousness of the allegations, I asked for Mr. Kleiner's resignation. Mr. Kleiner was not and has never beena  Sharks team doctor. All Sharks team doctors have acted professionally in every manner and we continue to have the best medical team in the arena football league."

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