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Kaye used sick days to wrestle as 'Matt Striker'

Updated: July 1, 2005, 4:44 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- A high school social studies teacher took 11 sick days so he could perform as a professional wrestler with moves he called the "lungblower" and the "over drive," investigators said.

“ I would have been better off beating a kid, because those teachers always seem to keep their jobs. ”

— Matthew Kaye

The school system is seeking reimbursement from Matthew Kaye, 31, who has resigned.

According to investigators, ...

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