Victory for Free Speech & College Football

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When a college football player made some money on the side from youtube videos showing him working out and hanging with his friends, the university took action against him, which might be unconstitutional. “A federal court has ruled that Donald De La Haye, a former kicker for the University of Central Florida Golden Knights who lost his scholarship and his place on the football team after making some money off a popular YouTube account, can sue his former school on First Amendment grounds,” Eric Boehm writes on “The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida rejected the university’s attempt to dismiss De La Haye’s lawsuit, which will now proceed to the merits of De La Hoye’s free speech claims.”

The Goldwater Institute is aiding De La Hoye in this effort.