Law & Courts

Judge Upholds Punishment for Student’s Online Rap About Coaches

By Bryan Toporek — March 15, 2012 1 min read

A federal district judge upheld a seven-day suspension today for a Mississippi high school student who rapped about two of his school’s coaches, accusing them of improper conduct with female students, my colleague Mark Walsh reports.

The case involves Taylor Bell, who was a senior at Itawamba (Miss.) Agricultural School last fall. Bell recorded and uploaded a rap song to Facebook and YouTube in which he suggested the two coaches were involved in improper conduct, using “clearly vulgar language,” according to the case.

U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers applied the

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.