Retired Florida State Seminoles’ Football Coach Bobby Bowden praised a Washington State high school coach fired over taking a knee in prayer on the field with his players.
Coach Joe Kennedy lost his job as an assistant football coach at a Bremerton, Washington, high school in 2015 after the school district suspended him for leading football players in prayer.
“I’m proud of him for standing up for what he believes,” Bowden, who won multiple NCAA championships with FSU, said. “I’m proud of him for putting God first.”
Bowden, who appeared on “The Story” with Kennedy and his attorney Jeremy Dys, said that he was sure members of Kennedy’s former team are proud of him too.
“I don’t know how I didn’t get fired because I prayed all the time at Florida State,” Bowden remarked.
There is no guarantee the Supreme Court will accept the case, which has garnered national attention.
Kennedy’s attorneys hold that he was wrongfully fired and are asking the court to force the district to reinstate him. The district kept Kennedy on leave for the remainder of the 2015 football season and did not renew his contract in 2016.