Atheist group files complaint against Clemson football program ‘entangled’ in religion

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One of the nation’s largest nonprofit groups for atheists and agnostics has launched a complaint against Clemson’s football program claiming the team is “entrenched” and “entangled” in religion.

The complaint, filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and dated April 10, focuses on Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and team chaplain James Trapp, and it states the program instituted prayers and Bible studies for players from at least 2011 through April 2013.

A statement from Clemson to the Observer on Tuesday said it believes to be within its Constitutional rights and believes the group is “mistaken in its assessment…”