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Former UNLV Football Coach Speaks Out About His Dismissal

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LAS VEGAS - Did UNLV jump the gun when the school dismissed assistant football coach Ty Gregorak?

The Boulder County, Colorado District Attorney's office dropped theft and trespassing charges against Gregorak. He was accused of taking the wallet and gun of a strip club bouncer. The bouncer told police his items were taken from his car May 1st after he refused to allow Gregorak into the club. The bouncer said Gregorak appeared too intoxicated. The bouncer told police Gregorak later went to his home to apologize and return the items.

Now, Gregorak's Denver-based attorney David Beller is revealing new details about the case. "They had the videotape in their hands and apparently hadn't watched it. If they had, they would've seen it wasn't Ty. It wasn't Ty that was contacted outside that strip club. It simply wasn't him," Beller said. "He wasn't there."

Four fingerprints were on the car Gregorak was accused of breaking into. Not one produced a conclusive match. The vehicle itself was mere feet from the parking attendant. "She told investigators she didn't witness anybody trying to break into the car," Beller said.

"Friends and family think it was a set-up or a joke that went bad," Gregorak said. "I don't know. But, it's been quite an ordeal."

Gregorak questions why UNLV handled him differently than it handled Runnin' Rebels basketball star Tre'Von Willis. Willis faces charges of coercion and battery stemming from an incident between him and his girlfriend. "I guess they're saying he's more important than me," Gregorak said. "I got fired before I was charged with anything."

Willis will get his day in court. Gregorak got the equivalent of a pink slip from UNLV Athletics Director Jim Livengood. Livengood refused to comment for this story.

Gregorak says he wants to move on, no wrongful termination suit, no hard feelings. "When I graduated from Boulder, I packed up my Chevy, and I drove to Seattle," he said. "I've been coaching ever since. All I want to do is move on with my life."

Gregorak says he already has another job lined up.

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