CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former Carolina Panther Kevin Donnalley,
implicated in a steroid probe that led to federal charges against a
South Carolina doctor, has been replaced as football coach at
Charlotte Christian School.
The school's headmaster, Leo Orsino, told The Charlotte Observer
on Tuesday night that Donnalley "has stepped away." Orsino did
not return a message left Wednesday by The Associated Press seeking
The 38-year-old Donnalley spent the final three seasons of his
career as an offensive lineman with the Panthers from 2001-2003. He
was among seven former Panthers named last month by federal
prosecutors as having received steroids from Dr. James Shortt of
West Columbia, S.C.
Under an agreement with prosecutors, Shortt pleaded guilty to
conspiring to illegally prescribe steroids and was sentenced to one
year and one day in prison.
In Donnalley's first year as coach last season, Charlotte
Christian was 3-8, losing its final four games by a combined
Donnalley is being replaced by a pair of interim coaches:
assistant Mike Rose and former Panthers defensive back Eugene
Robinson, who works as an analyst on Carolina radio broadcasts.