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Kentucky Fires Cheerleading Coaches

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 10:02 pm
by PlayerRep
"Kentucky Fires Coaches After Cheerleading Team's Hazing, Public Nudity and More

The University of Kentucky fired head cheerleading coach Jomo Thompson and three assistant coaches after a three-month investigation uncovered a lack of oversight regarding inappropriate and lewd behavior by members of the squad in off-campus events...

The investigation found cheerleaders participated in hazing activities, alcohol use and public nudity during Thompson's tenure. Assistants Ben Head, Spencer Clan and Kelsey LaCroix were also fired, and program adviser T. Lynn Williamson retired after learning of the investigation.

According to the investigation, cheerleaders performed basket tosses while either topless or bottomless at the direction of other squad members during a team retreat at Lake Cumberland. Coaches were aware of the situation but did not step in.

Coaches also allowed cheerleading alumni to bring alcohol to the retreat, which was consumed by some squad members who were riding on boats and/or partially naked. According to the release, "several squad members became so intoxicated they needed medical treatment." It is not stated whether anyone drinking was underage.

At a cheerleading camp in Tennessee, squad members instructed their teammates to "perform lewd chants and wear outfits that did not include underwear."


The investigation did not find any evidence of sexual assault or misconduct.

Thompson had been Kentucky's cheerleading coach since 2002. Kentucky has won 24 national championships in the last 35 years and is considered the premier cheerleading program in the country. "

Bleacher Report: https://apple.news/AIn8KmNLTTNGOLiQh4JwGFw

Re: Kentucky Fires Cheerleading Coaches

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 10:42 pm
by Dutch Lane
PlayerRep wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:02 pm
"Kentucky Fires Coaches After Cheerleading Team's Hazing, Public Nudity and More

The University of Kentucky fired head cheerleading coach Jomo Thompson and three assistant coaches after a three-month investigation uncovered a lack of oversight regarding inappropriate and lewd behavior by members of the squad in off-campus events...

The investigation found cheerleaders participated in hazing activities, alcohol use and public nudity during Thompson's tenure. Assistants Ben Head, Spencer Clan and Kelsey LaCroix were also fired, and program adviser T. Lynn Williamson retired after learning of the investigation.

According to the investigation, cheerleaders performed basket tosses while either topless or bottomless at the direction of other squad members during a team retreat at Lake Cumberland. Coaches were aware of the situation but did not step in.

Coaches also allowed cheerleading alumni to bring alcohol to the retreat, which was consumed by some squad members who were riding on boats and/or partially naked. According to the release, "several squad members became so intoxicated they needed medical treatment." It is not stated whether anyone drinking was underage.

At a cheerleading camp in Tennessee, squad members instructed their teammates to "perform lewd chants and wear outfits that did not include underwear."


The investigation did not find any evidence of sexual assault or misconduct.

Thompson had been Kentucky's cheerleading coach since 2002. Kentucky has won 24 national championships in the last 35 years and is considered the premier cheerleading program in the country. "

Bleacher Report: https://apple.news/AIn8KmNLTTNGOLiQh4JwGFw
I had to google the half naked “basket toss” to get the gist of the article. Sounds like good clean college age appropriate fun, but for the so intoxicated they needed medical treatment. Will probably put a permanent black mark on the once proud program and maybe even NCAA sanctions. Lol

Re: Kentucky Fires Cheerleading Coaches

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 10:46 pm
by cclarkblues
I just don't see the problem...

Re: Kentucky Fires Cheerleading Coaches

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 11:17 pm
by CDAGRIZ
Classic Jomo.

Re: Kentucky Fires Cheerleading Coaches

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:37 pm
by Grizzoola
Ah, girls will be...........boys?!

Re: Kentucky Fires Cheerleading Coaches

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:44 pm
by MikeyGriz
Anybody in the transfer portal over this?

Re: Kentucky Fires Cheerleading Coaches

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:50 pm
by fanofzoo
cclarkblues wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:46 pm
I just don't see the problem...
8-) :lol:

Re: Kentucky Fires Cheerleading Coaches

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 1:15 pm
by ranco
fanofzoo wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:50 pm
cclarkblues wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:46 pm
I just don't see the problem...
8-) :lol:
There was nudity, which tells me they weren't wearing face masks.

Re: Kentucky Fires Cheerleading Coaches

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 7:53 pm
by BDizzle
I’m going to need video proof of this before I jump to conclusions.