TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A state administrative law judge says former 2 Live Crew frontman Luther Campbell should be allowed to coach football in Florida schools.
Judge Robert Meale made his recommendation Tuesday.
The state refused to certify the 51-year-old rapper although he’s been volunteering as an assistant coach with local approval in Miami. Education officials cited his songs’ raunchy lyrics, a string of arrests and a performance with two women who removed their clothing in South Carolina.
Meale noted the charges were dropped, except for a couple misdemeanor gun crimes more than 25 years ago. He also wrote that Campbell has coached inner city youth and high school football without incident for years.
Campbell can take his case to an appellate court if Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson rejects Meale’s recommendation.
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