Friday, August 20, 2004
University of Florida's cheerleading coach was fired after he gave the squad permission to promote more than school pride at a cheerleading camp.
Gene Moore, 39, said he was unfairly terminated for allowing squad members to wear T-shirts that listed "10 Reasons to Cheer Naked." He was fired after the University Athletic Association received complaints about the shirts.
Let's see. We have the abolition of lawful speech and state action (unless somebody wants to take the position that Florida is not a state, which might be a winning argument, notwithstanding its novelty). This guy has a plausible cause of action under 42 U.S.C. 1983. But does he know it?