[RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread kr10
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Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

By Stephanie Taylor
Staff Writer
November 25, 2003

The University of Alabama cheerleader who invoked indignation from Crimson Tide fans 
when he uttered “War Eagle on ESPN during Saturday’s Iron Bowl game now has nothing 
to cheer about.

He has been cut from the Crimson Tide squad.

As a first-year member of the cheerleading unit, Christopher Bailey, 23, was not 
eligible to travel to Hawaii for this week’s game. But now he will not be allowed to 
cheer for Tide athletics during the spring semester either.

The decision was made at a meeting between UA’s Director of Athletics Mal Moore, 
cheerleading coordinator Debbie Greenwell and Bailey.

The meeting was scheduled after Bailey was interviewed on the sidelines by ESPN’s 
Adrian Karsten during Saturday’s Iron Bowl game. During the interview, Karsten 
elicited both a War Eagle and a Roll Tide from the former Auburn cheerleader.

The interview sent Tide and Auburn Internet message boards buzzing with some hailing 
Bailey and other significantly less positive.

Bailey cheered at Auburn for three years and was the head cheerleader there during the 
2002-03 football season.

He transferred to Alabama this year to pursue an accounting degree and to be closer to 
his longtime girlfriend, he said Saturday. Last week he told Auburn’s student 
newspaper that he wanted to cheer on a squad such as Alabama’s, which competes in 
national competitions.

The Auburn Plainsman quoted Bailey in a Saturday story as saying that he transferred 
to UA after working for the past three summers at Universal Cheerleading Association’s 
camps in Tuscaloosa.

“My heart is still at Auburn, he told The Plainsman. “I came [to UA] to cheer 
competitively.

Alabama fan Pat Taylor of Birmingham said that Bailey should not be allowed to cheer 
for the Tide after saying what he did.

“To me, when you cheer for Alabama, you should be honored to cheer for the University 
of Alabama, and your heart should be in Alabama, not Auburn, she said. “There are too 
many other young men and women who would be proud to cheer for Alabama. They should be 
the ones cheering, not him.

Bailey could not be reached for comment Monday.

His mother Cel Bailey of Homewood said that her son was taken off guard by the 
reaction to his interviews.

“He got himself in a jam. He didn’t really say what he meant to say, she said. “I 
guess he learned a life lesson here.

She said the reason her son chose to transfer from Auburn was because the cheerleading 
squad there does not participate in competitions.

“He wanted to cheer competitively, and he didn’t want to give that dream up. I guess 
it’s a dream he won’t be able to realize, she said.

“He felt like Alabama had one of the best squads. They’re recognized as athletes at 
Alabama. He is loyal to the school, and that’s where he wanted to be.

As a cheerleader, Bailey had a partial scholarship, his mother said.

UA athletics department spokesman Larry White said that many fans have sent angry 
e-mails to his office about Bailey’s comments. White responded with a letter from Mal 
Moore, which he distributed Monday.

“Christopher expressed his deep regret for the remarks he made during Saturday night’s 
Alabama-Auburn football game. He is a very sincere young man, and I believe he has 
learned a valuable lesson in dealing with today’s media, the letter quoted Moore as 
saying.

“As a first-year cheerleader, Christopher was not eligible to make the trip to Hawaii, 
and he will not participate as an Alabama cheerleader during the spring semester.

Cheerleading coordinator Greenwell did not return a phone call placed to the 
cheerleading office Monday.

She told the Plainsman that the Alabama cheerleaders had encouraged Bailey to transfer 
here after they became friends at the cheerleading camps. She said that the squads do 
not have a rivalry and that the UA squad does not try to recruit from other schools.

The AU student paper reported that Bailey had attended Auburn for four years before he 
made the decision to transfer to Tuscaloosa. He is a senior, his mother said, and 
expects to graduate in May 2005.

Reach Stephanie Taylor at 722-0210 or [EMAIL PROTECTED]


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Re: [RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread Jeff Todd
Watch this clown sue Adrian Karsten, ESPN  the UofA.

Nah, he's not black. Wouldn't stand a chance.

Slef E.

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Re: [RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread PIRATESPT
I hope he sues and gets his job back.  The Tide doesnt have to be this pettyWe 
have seen the bottomand next year will mark the beginning of our next drive for a 
National Championship!!!

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Re: [RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread Steven Johnson
Bullshit, we don't need a Barner cheering for our
team.  Screw him, he got what he deserved.

RTR
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 I hope he sues and gets his job back.  The Tide
 doesnt have to be this pettyWe have seen the
 bottomand next year will mark the beginning of
 our next drive for a National Championship!!!
 

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RE: [RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread Charles
Exactly so.  


Charles Mims
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Bullshit, we don't need a Barner cheering for our team.  Screw him, he got
what he deserved.



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Re: [RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread Jenny H.
I don't have a problem with the interview. The fact that he
had been at auburn, then come to Bama, and had been cheerleader
at both is just the kind of side line fluff that ESPN loves to
look for.

I most definitely have a problem with him standing on the Bama side
line, during the Iron Bowl, wearing Crimson and White, and announcing
to the world that his heart is still and will always be in auburn. If
that is the case, then his ass needs to join his heart.

Jenny

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 Bullshit, we don't need a Barner cheering for our team.  Screw him, he got
 what he deserved.



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RE: [RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread Baker, Lee
I certainly don't agree with what he did, but I'd be willing to bet he is embarrassed 
and upset over this, and wishes he had never said a word  I'm sure he isn't a bad guy, 
but he probably got caught up in the moment, and said something he now regrets.  
However, EVERYONE KNEW where he came from, etc., so this shouldn't be too much of s 
shock.

Lee

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I don't have a problem with the interview. The fact that he
had been at auburn, then come to Bama, and had been cheerleader
at both is just the kind of side line fluff that ESPN loves to
look for.

I most definitely have a problem with him standing on the Bama side
line, during the Iron Bowl, wearing Crimson and White, and announcing
to the world that his heart is still and will always be in auburn. If
that is the case, then his ass needs to join his heart.

Jenny

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 Bullshit, we don't need a Barner cheering for our team.  Screw him, he got
 what he deserved.



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Re: [RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread Jenny H.
I had not heard anything about this guy until that interview
during the game Saturday. And I am sure there are probably
a few more Bama fans out there who hadn't heard about him
either.
Jenny

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I certainly don't agree with what he did, but I'd be willing to bet he is
embarrassed and upset over this, and wishes he had never said a word  I'm
sure he isn't a bad guy, but he probably got caught up in the moment, and
said something he now regrets.  However, EVERYONE KNEW where he came from,
etc., so this shouldn't be too much of s shock.

Lee



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Re: [RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread PIRATESPT
Realistically speaking...how many 23 year old guys do you know who are 
accountants/cheerleaders?  That speaks volumes..

In a message dated 11/25/03 1:54:43 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I certainly don't agree with what he did, but I'd be willing to bet he is 
embarrassed and upset over this, and wishes he had never said a word  I'm sure 
he isn't a bad guy, but he probably got caught up in the moment, and said 
something he now regrets.  However, EVERYONE KNEW where he came from, etc., so 
this shouldn't be too much of s shock.

 


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Re: [RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread Steven Johnson
I had never heard of the ignert bastard before
Saturday.

RTR
LC
--- Jenny H. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I had not heard anything about this guy until that
 interview
 during the game Saturday. And I am sure there are
 probably
 a few more Bama fans out there who hadn't heard
 about him
 either.
 Jenny
 
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 I certainly don't agree with what he did, but I'd be
 willing to bet he is
 embarrassed and upset over this, and wishes he had
 never said a word  I'm
 sure he isn't a bad guy, but he probably got caught
 up in the moment, and
 said something he now regrets.  However, EVERYONE
 KNEW where he came from,
 etc., so this shouldn't be too much of s shock.
 
 Lee
 
 
 

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Re: [RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread Rick McMahan
Bingo! You hit the bulls eye. When he made that statement, my exact 
words spoken out loud to no one in particular was well he can keep his 
ass in aubren and he should take off the Bama uniform right now!.

Roll Tide!
Rick
Jenny H. wrote:
I most definitely have a problem with him standing on the Bama side
line, during the Iron Bowl, wearing Crimson and White, and announcing
to the world that his heart is still and will always be in auburn. If
that is the case, then his ass needs to join his heart.
Jenny



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Re: [RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread Joe Goodson
At least we won't be funding his Hawaii vacation!  LOL
Joe
We have the sweetest, finest bunch of kids in the world, and I love
every one of them, but they're not tough enough. If we don't get some
sure-enough, way-down-deep meanness, we're not going to beat anybody. -
Alabama legend Bear Bryant.

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 Watch this clown sue Adrian Karsten, ESPN  the UofA.

 Nah, he's not black. Wouldn't stand a chance.

 Slef E.

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Re: [RollTideFan] Cheerleader kicked off squad for comments

2003-11-25 Thread Joe Goodson
Screw him and the school where his heart is!
Joe
We have the sweetest, finest bunch of kids in the world, and I love
every one of them, but they're not tough enough. If we don't get some
sure-enough, way-down-deep meanness, we're not going to beat anybody. -
Alabama legend Bear Bryant.

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 I hope he sues and gets his job back.  The Tide doesnt have to be this
pettyWe have seen the bottomand next year will mark the beginning of
our next drive for a National Championship!!!

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