After his playing days were over, Nate Webster was hired as an Assistant Coach at Bellevue High School.
His former colleagues and players are shocked over the allegations that Webster had a sexual relationship with a teenage girl before he coached at Bellevue.
He was a role model for plenty of young kids, who can't believe the man they got to know on the field could be in so much trouble off the field.
"It hurts to hear it about him," said Ryan Daudistel. "But yet, he was still one of my favorite coaches, he's always going to be a guy I look up to."
The news of Webster was a big shocker for Daudistel, who played Center Guard as a Senior for Bellevue last year.
"You don't think a guy like Coach Webster would ever do that," Daudistel lamented. "We've all grown so attached to him you'd never think he'd do something that bad."
"He was an Assistant Football Coach during last football season," said Dave Eckstein, who is Assistant Principal and former Head Football Coach at Bellevue High School.
"Coach Webster left our football team in the middle of the season last year, because he had a family emergency in Miami, so he was only with us, basically through August and September," Eckstein said.
Webster is no longer employed there.
"I'm shocked and saddened but again, we knew nothing of Mr. Webster's personal life," Eckstein said.
Students looked-up to Webster because of his college and pro-football experience.
"All that I can say is his interactions with the young men on our football team were very positive," Eckstein said.
"We all were excited right away having a Super Bowl Champion NFL football player on our coaching staff," Daudistel said.
"My first reaction was to call the School District to insure that there had been no information received, that would indicate that any pupil within our student body had been affected," said Matt DeMarcus, who is Counsel for the Bellevue Independent School District.
DeMarcus said he's never seen a school employee slip through a background check.
"He passed all background checks," Eckstein said.
"The School District conducts all background checks that are required by the Kentucky statutes," DeMarcus said. "I do know that criminal is included in the statutory check."
Eckstein also said Webster was considered a para-professional, hired only to help coach football.
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