TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ A state administrative law judge says former 2 Live Crew frontman Luther Campbell should be allowed to coach football in Florida schools.
Judge Robert Meale made his recommendation Tuesday.
The state refused to certify the 51-year-old rapper although he’s been volunteering as an assistant coach with local approval in Miami.
Education officials cited his songs’ raunchy lyrics, a string of arrests and a performance with two women who removed their clothing in South Carolina.
Meale, though, noted the charges were dropped except for a couple misdemeanor gun crimes more than 25 years ago.
He also wrote that Campbell has coached inner-city youth and high school football without incident for years.
Campbell can take his case to an appellate court if Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson rejects Meale’s recommendation.