"I feel 20 years of harassment is enough," she writes. "I don't think it is the school board's practice to dig in someone's past for no reason."
Crawford denied the accusations, but said Tinsley was a student at St. Albans High School at the same time Crawford worked as a coach there.
"I don't have any hard feelings. I'm not saying anything bad about the boy. I've known him for a long time," Crawford said.
In order for Tinsley to be allowed on the field, the principal has to recommend him to superintendent Ron Duerring, who then has to recommend it to the board, Crawford said.
"I can't tell you at this time what may happen," Crawford said.
School board member Becky Jordon -- who has a son on the GW football team -- voiced her support for Tinsley last week, and said her husband signed the petition in support of him.
"I know nothing about football," Jordon said. "But Andrew Jordon believes very much that Tinsley would be an asset to these young men."
Tinsley is hoping to get the issue on the school board's agenda as soon as possible.
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