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Jacob Volkmann Career Destroyed by President Barack Obama?

By Sean Farrell

Jacob Volkmann has found himself in worse trouble than imagined after making his statements about President Barack Obama during a recent interview with Ariel Helwani following UFC 125.

Volkmann, who was visited by the Secret Service during a wrestling class he was teaching, has been placed on Administrative Leave from White Bear Lake High School in Minnesota where he has been teaching the past three years.

There has been no timetable on when Volkmann will be allowed to teach again. “They gotta do the investigation and then give me an OK to coach,” Volkmann said. The school has allowed him to continue coaching the youth program however.

“We are conducting an investigation and he’s been placed on paid administrative leave while we’re investigating,” Chris Picha, Director of Personnel at White Bear Lake HS told MMA Fighting.

Volkmann expressed his frustration over the situation, questioned by the Secret Service and spoofed on The Tonight Show.

“The parents are all calling up,” Volkmann said. “The HR lady, Chris Picha, is making the decision. She is the one that will decide whether I can come back or not.”

Volkmann is 12-2, and has won his last three fights. He last defeated Antonio McKee by split decision at UFC 125.On Monday he stood by his comments about the President on the MMA Hour saying: “I have an opinion and I have the right to say my opinion – and there’s no regrets of what I said, the only regret I have is calling him an idiot. I don’t think he’s an idiot, but I do think he’s making a lot of mistakes.”

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