CBS Sports: Auburn student ejected after taunting Tennessee player, is banned from arena, faces disciplinary hearing
I smell a First Amendment issue as well as an Alabama state constitutional issue here. Auburn is a public research university and one of Alabama’s two flagship public universities. Therefore, the First Amendment as well as presumably Alabama’s state constitution’s free speech clause would apply to any discipline that Auburn might impose on this student. Consequently, regardless of who is offended, there is no way he should be facing disciplinary action for the chants.
This is nothing more than a drunk college student making a fool out of himself at a sporting event, but, in America, you have the First Amendment right to be a fool.
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