My question involves defamation in the state of: Virginia
I coach a highschool soccer team, and employee for the same school system which obviously does not like me at all )and talks about everyone and starts rumors like no other woman you have ever heard of), told one of my players, and their mother, that I buy them beer before games. Of course its not true. I want to nip this in the bud now, because of course this could cost me my job, my reputation, jail time, etc. When it is 110% false.
is this defamation of character and is suing possible?