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Football assistant coach charged with driving while impaired resigns

Gerald McRath, a coach for the North Carolina football team, resigned his post Monday after being charged with driving while impaired. 

McRath, who became a defensive graduate assistant coach for the team in 2015, was released Monday after paying a $1,500 bond, according to Durham County police reports.

“I apologize for my actions and for bringing negative publicity and attention to the University of North Carolina and the football program,” said McRath, who has been ordered to appear in court on April 20.

“I have decided to resign my position as a graduate assistant coach at UNC and move forward with my career,” he said.

McRath previously played for UNC head football coach Larry Fedora at the University of Southern Mississippi, where McRath earned a degree in sports administration. He then played for the Tennessee Titans from 2009 and 2012.

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