CBS Los Angeles

SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — A respected high school football coach has been terminated after his appearance in a hip-hop music video.

Otis Newell has coached football throughout Southern California for years, most recently for Simi Valley High School. Newell, who grew up in Watts, is beloved by student athletes and says he does what he can to mentor his students about drugs and staying off the streets.

While not coaching, Newell, whose wife is also a teacher in the district, says he works on his music. However, his most recent music video appears to show what looks like drugs being sold out of an ice cream truck.

“I just think this just went way too far, way too fast,” Newell said. “It’s a depiction of pretty much how I grew up, and there’s no secret that in the city where I come from, drugs and gang violence were everyday parts…

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