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June 15th, 2012
01:18 PM ET

Former '2 Live Crew' member Luther Campbell fights to keep coaching H.S. football

Luther Campbell is best known as the front man for the '90s hip-hop group "2 Live Crew." The controversial album "As Nasty as They Want to Be" became the focus of a First Amendment fight that ended up hitting Tipper Gore against Bruce Springsteen. That case eventually went to the Supreme Court and "2 Live Crew" won.

Today, Luther Campbell is a high school football coach in Florida and a role model for kids. He started a program 20 years ago that helps mostly poor kids in Liberty City to play ball.

Here is where the two worlds collide. The Florida Department of Education wants to remove him as coach because of what they call questionable moral character. Exhibit A, the lyrics on his album - "Nasty as They Want to Be."

It's all in a new article that's been published on SportsIllustrated.com this week. Andy Staples, writer of the article, and Luther Campbell talk about Campbell's fight to continue coaching.


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