Proving what we’ve suspected since high school, cheerleading coaches favor the churchy girls. Us Jewish cheerleaders might have had the tight moves and yelled the loudest, but we knew how to cause trouble. We’ve got our own pompom war stories, but let’s concentrate on Jaclyn Steele: the 22 year-old University of Georgia cheerleader was passed over for the football squad and instead demoted to women’s basketball (akin to being sent to cheer for the special ed team in North Georgia if you judge by prestige and budget, not athletic talent) because she refused to partcipate in her coach’s Bible meetings during practice and before games. Like a good rabblerouser, Steele filed a discrimination complaint. UGA fired Marilou Braswell for “discourteous and disruptive behavior” and reinstated Steele to her rightful spot on the field, doing herkies and flips for all of us.
Hey she coulda brought her OWN bible and still studied….
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