Coastal Carolina Cheerleading Squad Suspended Indefinitely Amid Prostitution Allegations
The Coastal Carolina University cheerleading team has been suspended indefinitely pending a conduct investigation after someone sent the school an anonymous letter accusing the girls of a “long list of things, including prostitution, and purchasing alcohol for underage team members”
Via WMBF news
A cheerleader who spoke on the condition of anonymity said an investigator with the CCU Department of Public Safety came to their practice Wednesday night. The cheerleader said the investigator explained to the team an anonymous letter was mailed to school president David DeCenzo on March 7 alleging that team members were involved in “a long list of things,” including prostitution, purchasing alcohol for underage team members, and paying others to complete their homework assignments.
According to the cheerleader, the team was met by police outside the HTC Center after practice, who called the names of individual team members, and took them to CCU’s police station for questioning. During the questioning, the cheerleader said police searched through their cell phones. She said officers then told them they could leave around 11 p.m., after telling them they did nothing wrong.”
As of now, the cheerleading squad has been barred by the school from competing and the entire cheerleading section of the CCU Athletics website has been removed.
Parents of the cheerleaders have taken to social media to blast the school for unfairly suspending the girls.
According WMBF news the local police department is not involved with the university’s investigation.
h/t Sporting News