Former U of L athlete accused of inappropriate relationship with Iroquois High student

By on December 8, 2011

Jefferson County Public Schools has fired former University of Louisville student and athlete, 29-year-old Joshua Tinch. The firing follows allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with an Iroquois High School student.

Tinch, who signed with U of L football in 2001 and later joined the basketball team, was fired from his teaching job on Nov. 17. He had been under suspension without pay since late August, reports WAVE 3 News, after JCPS accused Tinch of having sexual relations with the female student.

According to JCPS, an investigation into electronic communications between the two solidified the accusations.

WAVE 3 is reporting Tinch claims no contact with the student, after obtaining documents related to the investigation.

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