Coastal Carolina University cheerleading team suspended indefinitely, responds with statement
The Coastal Carolina University cheerleading team has been suspended indefinitely pending a conduct investigation, according to a school official.
Vice President of University Communications William Plate Jr. was unwilling to go into details of the allegations against the team.
“At this time, we can only confirm the suspension because this is an ongoing investigation,” Plate said in an email Thursday.
TV station WMBF, citing an anonymous cheerleader, reported that the team was suspended following a letter mailed to Coastal Carolina University President Dave DeCenzo alleging that the cheerleaders were engaging in prostitution, buying alcohol for minors and paying others to do their homework.