Apparently the University of Kentucky has a dynasty in the sport of cheerleading that most of us had no idea about, having one 24 national championships in the last 35 seasons.
However, that reign may be coming to a close as the university just purged its entire cheerleading staff after the results of a 3 month long probe investigating the nudity and hazing allegations against the program.
The released head coach Jomo Thompson as well as assistants Ben Head, Spencer Clan, and Kelsey LaCroix as a result of the findings.
A statement from the University of Kentucky’s president reads as follows:
“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,” university President Eli Capilouto said in a statement.”
“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 adviser.”
The events in question allegedly occurred during summer 2019, and more than 60 members of the team were interviewed in the process of conducting the probe to result in the findings, which were described as basically a lack of intervention and prevention of the unwarranted activities taking place.