Kennesaw State University didn’t follow guidance from state officials when it made changes last month that kept cheerleaders from kneeling on the football field during the national anthem to protest police misconduct and racial inequality, according to a report received Tuesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The University System of Georgia advised KSU president Sam Olens and its other presidents during an early October meeting that such protests were constitutionally protected free speech as long as they weren’t disruptive. The five-page report found KSU, though, didn’t adhere to the guidance.
A board spokesman said they have discussed the report with Olens, but declined further comment.
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