It’s nearly impossible to hear of a celebrity who goes out of their way to support a fan who gets in trouble promoting them.
That’s different for the legendary renowned Hip Hop rapper Snoop Dogg who says he has the back of a California high school basketball player who was suspended from her team for posting a photo of the rapper holding what appears to be a marijuana cigarette.
A report was issued by the Fresno Bee on Monday indicating that the rapper urged the student’s lawyers to contact his representatives over the case.
In response to the incident, the student’s family sued the Sierra Unified School District last month, alleging that Sierra High School near Fresno violated 18-year-old Racquel Alec’s free expression rights.
The school claims that Alec’s posting violated its ban against students engaging in drug propaganda. According to Superintendent Melissa Ireland, the school acted in the right manner. The District revealed that the senior was kicked off the team last year for fighting. However, they got a second chance after promising to avoid such issues.
Before someone brings up the First Amendment and the student's rights to freedom of speech – the Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that a student's First Amendment rights are more limited than normal adults. See Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District (1969), Bethel School District v. Fraser (1986), Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier (1988), Santa Fe Independent School District v. Jane Doe (2000).