High school football coach could get fired for his post-game tradition

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BREMERTON, WASH. -- A high school football coach could be fired if he continues his post-game ritual of praying on the 50-yard line.

Coach Joe Kennedy started the tradition in 2008 at Bremerton High School in Washington state.

Kennedy says it's not mandatory, but he usually has his entire team and their opponents join him in prayer.

His attorney says it takes place after the game when Kennedy is no longer working as a public employee.

School district officials say Kennedy's actions are "well-intentioned" but violate district rules and he could lose his job.

Kennedy says he'll hold the post-game prayer Friday after the school's homecoming game.

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