PETTIS ON THE RECORD: Former Crestview athletic director tells all

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 05:00 PM.

A: Never. The rumor that got to Mrs. Jackson was that I was spending Quarterback Club money without their permission — that's what the charge was and that's impossible to do.

Anybody associated with the school knows that even though I'm the athletic director, I can't spend baseball club money.

I can't spend Quarterback Club money. That thing has got to come through the Quarterback Club and it's got to be voted on.

Here's the thing that people have got to understand: money goes to an internal account, and for you to be able to take that money, there are a lot of checks and balances. It's got to be approved by the book keeper. It has to be approved by the principal and he has to sign the check.

For anyone to misappropriate funds in the school, there would have to be a lot of people in on that deal.

It would have to be the bookkeeper, the principal, the vendors — they would all have to be in cahoots to make that happen. It's totally impossible for anyone to make that happen.

Not just for me, for anyone — especially with the bookkeeper we have at Crestview, Barbbi Demara. She's phenomenal.

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