Official: Coastal Carolina University cheer team will be back by football season

File image of the Coastal Carolina University cheerleading team (CCU Cheer)

CONWAY, S.C. (WPDE) — The suspension of the Coastal Carolina University cheer team may soon come to an end, according to a university spokesperson.

Martha Hunn said the university “plans to resume normal cheer team activities as before, and intends to have a cheer team in place before football season resumes.”

Hunn did not elaborate further but we are working to get more details.

The team was suspended after an anonymous letter was sent to CCU officials alleging that several cheerleaders were involved in an escort service.

The suspension started a little over a month ago. The report about the anonymous letter and its allegations was dated March 13 and word of the suspension first began to make news a few weeks later, around March 30th.

Attorney Amy Lawrence is representing some of the cheerleaders. She has said previously that the university “took unprecedented measures against the entire cheerleading team, based solely on unsubstantiated accusations.”

Lawrence went on to say that she was “shocked and saddened to see these girls become victims of these baseless claims from an anonymous source.”

This is a breaking news story. We will continue to provide updates as they come in to the newsroom.

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