UofL CHEERLEADING | Former Suspended Cheerleader Speaks Out

12/23/2016 12:00 PM

The UofL cheerleader who was suspended while the university investigated tweets she made on Election night is speaking out.

Brynn Baker, a Donald Trump supporter, was suspended after tweeting comments that many found offensive.

She was placed under investigative suspension while Louisville’s Student Code of Conduct committee and the Athletics Department investigated.

Baker has since been cleared of violating the university’s Code of Conduct, but she and her attorney say that’s not enough, calling the incident a “viral media phenomenon” that should have never occurred.

The University of Louisville issued the following statement about the matter on December 8:

“The University of Louisville has completed the investigation into matters surrounding social media posts made by members of the University of Louisville spirit groups and determined those involved were not responsible for violations of the Student Code of Conduct. All members of the spirit groups involved have returned to practice with the team. The athletics department expects all student-athletes to be responsible users of social media and conduct themselves in ways that reflect positively on the University, athletic department and their teams.”

Baker returned to UofL for finals, and has returned to cheer practice.

Watch Baker’s comments here:

Video courtesy: TWC News Rochester

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.


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