Board of Regents Wastes Resources on KSU Kneeling Investigation

At a time when there should be celebration of Kennesaw State’s first trip to the FCS football playoffs this weekend against Samford University, the focus has instead shifted to debate over cheerleaders not standing on the field during the national anthem. The Georgia Board of Regents (BOR) issued a report (posted at Insider Advantage) outlining the findings of an investigation into the non-scandal of who knew what and when about cheerleaders kneeling and/or staying in the locker room at football games. Think about it: The BOR actually utilized taxpayer resources to investigate this non-issue.

Take a few minutes and read through the head-scratching report at Insider Advantage. It is of my opinion that KSU President Sam Olens made the right determination that this is a first amendment right issue and that there is nothing that can be done about student expression that does not interfere with the rights of others. However, there are evidently people that think that Olens should lose his job because of this non-issue. If Olens loses his job or his contract is non-renewed over this, it will be a horrible decision.


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