Girl threatens to sue for not making cheerleading team

The girl, who was not named, is threatening to sue because she wasn't picked to join the Leon High School cheerleading team and was not put on the team after the fact, The Tallahassee Democrat reported.

A final decision on whether the official selection process should be overturned could come this week.

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If the district decides to put the girl on the team, coaches and some cheerleaders said they may quit themselves, The Democrat reported

"They should not put an athlete on the team that doesn't deserve to be on the team," coach Caylen Berry told The Democrat. "A decision like this would question my integrity as a professional. It also questions the entire legitimacy of tryouts and cheerleading as a sport."

The team holds open tryouts at which students audition in front of coaches.

The girl who is threatening to sue will be a senior this year and cannot be on the junior varsity team because of that. When she tried out, she fell twice in one tumbling routine and was ranked low enough to keep her off the team. 

Berry said the girl is not the only senior who didn't make the team.

The Leon High School cheerleaders were the state runner-up last year and will compete in nationals this year.

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