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The University of Kentucky Has Fired Its Entire Cheerleading Coaching Staff
© Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
The University of Kentucky has fired its entire cheerleading coaching staff following a three-month investigation into hazing allegations...

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“A three-month investigation found the coaching staff and administrative advisor failed to provide reasonable oversight during off-campus events, where inappropriate conduct by members of the cheerleading squad included hazing activities, alcohol use and public nudity.

In response, the University of Kentucky today dismissed all four cheerleading coaches — Head Coach Jomo Thompson and Assistant Coaches Ben Head, Spencer Clan and Kelsey LaCroix — from their duties with the program,” Kentucky spokesman Jay Blanton said.
Kentucky’s President Eli Capilouto released this statement...
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“A commitment we make and renew every day at the University of Kentucky is that the success of our students is at the center of everything that we do. But for that sentiment to be more than words, we must always act in ways that honor that commitment — especially when we discover rare instances where those who supervise and guide our students don’t meet the standards of integrity we expect of each other. This is one of those times,” said UK President Eli Capilouto. “The University of Kentucky has built the nation’s premier collegiate cheerleading program. But regrettably, the integrity of the program has been compromised by inappropriate behavior by some squad members on off-campus trips and by lax oversight by the program’s coaches and advisor.”
(The Spun)
Filed Under: Kentucky Sports

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pics?
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Hey, I wanted to read about Michael Jordan.
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wow.... the thread about this story goes *poof* quicker than a basket toss, but this article is still here?
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this story needs videos.... pics. you know damn well they exist. start hacking phones.
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"reasonable oversight during off-campus events" Ridiculous.
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24 national cheerleading championships over the last 35 years... some people's hazing may just be other people's test to see who is really committed to being there.
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Videos or it didn't happen
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I thought this was America.
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Any video evidence of nude basket toss
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Having 4 cheerleading coaches is the real crime here.
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And we still can't get a third baseball coach
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Could see some big names entering the cheerleading transfer portal.
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And big tots
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Man I’d HATE to have to be investigating this issue.
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... Imagine investigating (f)Aggie Yell Leaders!!!
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When is Dick Vitale going to tweet about this?
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this is actually big news. UK is one of the top cheerleading squads in the country.
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LOL....and kentucky receives actual ZERO positives because of it. Thisbis the biggest nothingburger ever
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"UK has fired its entire cheerleading coaching staff and longtime advisor after investigation reveals inappropriate conduct including alcohol use, hazing and public nudity" ... Damn... Sorry for partying.
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Ben Head was a cheerleading coach? You can’t make this up.
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Too bad his assistants aren’t Neil and Bob
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Was that wrong?
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This sounds like a good party
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Pics?
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for investigative purposes, of course
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Pics are a mandatory except the Head dude.
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So all of this is related to college students drinking alcohol at a lake party? Oh no!!!
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