Stop this Crusade Against Bubu Palo
  • Petitioned Dr. Steven Leath

This petition was delivered to:

President, Iowa State University
Dr. Steven Leath
Iowa State University Athletic Director
Jaime Pollard

Stop this Crusade Against Bubu Palo

    1. Cody Leitner
    2. Petition by

      Cody Leitner

      Ames, IA

After a district court ruling ordered Palo be reinstated to the team due to negligence on the University's part, Iowa State University President Steven Leath and Athletic Director Jaime Pollard have taken a personal vendetta against Bubu. On January 22, the Des Moines Register reported "The Iowa Attorney General's Office, representing the state's Board of Regents, filed a motion today for an immediate stay of a recent district court decision that ordered Iowa State University to allow Palo to rejoin its basketball team." The charges in Palo's case were dropped. Palo is innocent in the eyes of the law until proven guilty. However, the university has taken it upon itself to decide Palo's future.  This is a disgrace to this university and the crusade against Bubu Palo should be stopped.

Dr. Steven Leath, President, Iowa State University
Jaime Pollard, Iowa State University Athletic Director
This crusade against Mr. Palo has gone on too long. The charges against him have been dropped, he is an innocent man according to the law. Why can the University not let this go? Please end this infantile attempt to disgrace a student in good standing.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Gary Clarke AMES, IA
      • 9 months ago

      Although there is a bit of ill-chosen and inflammatory language in this petition, I think its aim and its premise are true. The university administration has introduced the suggestion that the court has undone Iowa State's right and obligation to determine who may participate in its student activities. But also in our country, isn't there a constitutional right to due process? It's important.

    • Kathy Richardson CARROLL, IA
      • 9 months ago


    • Ryan Dorr NORWALK, IA
      • 9 months ago

      Let him play!

    • Mary Kincart AMES, IA
      • 9 months ago

      The University acted on this last year and needs to honor their original decision.

    • Haylee Ellrich PLAINFIELD, IL
      • 9 months ago

      If the University choose to enforce the outdated student code of conduct that unwed students not have sex on every student ISU would be a much smaller University with no basketball team. It's ridiculous.


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