The shirts in question read: "The Mascot is a quitter," and referred to a swimmer who quit the team when he was not made captain.
This also is not the first time the coach in question, Kevin Quill, has come under scrutiny for the team's choice of clothing slogans.
If that last one is 100 percent legit, that's pretty ridiculous. On the other hand, slightly suggestive shirts were a staple at my high school and it seemed like everyone was pretty apathetic about it."In the past, Quill has approved team shirts with sexually suggestive messages, such as a shirt worn by the girls team that said, "The Wetter, The Better." School administrators made the girls turn their shirts inside out to hide the message, according to several former swimmers.
Another shirt was printed with, "Smashing the Competition, One Tree ... One Team at a Time." This made reference to a swim team member who had crashed his car into a tree and suffered a head injury, putting him briefly in a coma, according to a former female swimmer who asked to remain anonymous.
Quill explained his side of the story with a letter.
" According to the letter, Quill admitted to administrators that he "was aware that the swim team members had the shirts and that (he) had purchased them with the understanding that they would be paid for by the swim team parent group."
Quill explained to administrators that the shirts, which said, "The Mascot is a quitter," referred to a swimmer who quit the team after he was not made captain, the letter states. Quill claimed he was "not poking fun at the student (Mascot), but instead were poking fun at the situation," according to the letter.
Do you think that Quill's termination was warranted? What would you do if the same type of behavior was going on at your school or your children's school?
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