|Published:||Nov 20, 2012 10:12 AM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 20, 2012 10:12 AM EST|
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - University of Florida cheerleaders have been grounded.
UF officials told cheerleaders on Nov. 16 they could no longer perform acrobatic stunts and tumble during games. The decision came days after an Orlando Magic cheerleader was injured during a performance at a basketball game.
The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/QVvN3A ) reports university officials said they took a proactive stance "to protect the cheerleaders" instead of waiting for a tragedy to occur.
Cheerleaders disappointed that they couldn't tumble at their last home game of the season took their protest to social media, tweeting under the hashtag (hash)Unground UFCheer.
Athletic association spokesman Steve McClain told The Sun that the danger associated with acrobatic stunts is "simply not worth the risk to the cheerleaders or to the University of Florida."
Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Family hospitalized after eating meat with LSD
- Music Man Redux - Teacher needs instruments for good cause
- Alva students arrested for gun, caught with ammo day before
- Neighbors saw red flags ahead of animal cruelty arrest
- SUV sinks into hole in Cape Coral construction project
- Fire officials say radios need upgrades by 2017
- Ex-inmate sues DeSoto Sheriff's Office for millions
- Local repairman fixes broken Cape Coral clock for free
- Republican candidates take part in forum in Coliler County