WATCH: UK officials discuss Cheerleading hazing scandal

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This morning, the University of Kentucky announced the dismissal of its cheerleading coaching staff following a three-month investigation into hazing activities, alcohol use, and public nudity by team members at off-campus events. The investigation found that Head Coach Jomo Thompson; Assistant Coaches Ben Head, Spencer Clan and Kelsey LaCroix; and longtime program advisor T. Lynn Williamson failed to provide reasonable oversight at the events, which put the student athletes at risk.

UK President Eli Capilouto, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Dr. Eric Monday, Provost David Blackwell, and Executive Associate AD Sandy Bell held a press conference following the announcement to discuss the findings and what’s next for the cheerleading program, which is now under Bell’s direction during the search for a new head coach. You can see that press conference in its entirety below.


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