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11-12-2010, 11:19 AM
A Mississippi high school basketball coach caught on tape whipping his players has defended the punishment, saying he was trying to "save these young men."

Murrah High School coach Marlon Dorsey has since been suspended for violently paddling his students' backsides, but at least one of the players' parents says the punishment is insufficient.

"First instinct I was very angry and I was outraged," said Jason Hubbard, who witnessed the beatings at practice and whose son was one of the whipped players.

The parents have since filed suit in federal court, accusing Dorsey of beating their sons "with a five to 10 pound weight belt," beginning in late September.