Ex-NFL player Quentin Hines faces parents' ire after bringing stripper to event at Michigan high school
MACOMB, MICHIGAN: Macomb County parents are outraged after a stripper was brought in by an ex-NFL player during Football League's Peezy's Sweetie's Day Bash, a charity event organized by his company. It was originally planned in a stadium in Pontiac, Michigan. However, the event happened at a Michigan high school on Saturday, October 15.
Recruiting company Rivals Recruiting Worldwide, founded by former NFL player Quentin Hines, rented Mount Clemens High School's gymnasium for the charity event. A rapper was hired by Hines to perform at the event and the rapper brought a stripper to dance with him. According to Hines, he was unaware of what the artiste had planned.
Hines said that the woman wasn't a stripper but rather was "underdressed" and could be seen dancing in front of a man who wasn't wearing a shirt on a Facebook live video of the event, which was unacceptable. “I don’t think she was a stripper. She was one of his dancers and she was underdressed. It’s unacceptable,” Hines said.
Parents were outraged when a video of the woman dancing went viral. Several school board members expressed shock and disgust over the incident. “All they needed was a pole. If it ain’t a stripper, I don’t know what is," said Christine Browning, the mother of a Mount Clemens High School senior.
“I’m terribly sorry,” Hines said, adding, “I’m a graduate of Mount Clemens High School. I know they’re doing good things in the community and trying to really help the kids, and I’m sorry to shed a bad light on this school district.” His apology wasn’t enough. It appears that the stripper was dancing suggestively on a shirtless man to the lyrics, "Twerk that p***y baby."
Students were not present at the event, as it was not sponsored by the school. Monique Beels. Superintendent at Mount Clemens Community Schools, said that Hines' company has been banned from using the district's facilities in future and the district would review how the activities were conducted.
School district officials sent out a letter on Sunday, October 16, banning Hines' company from using school facilities. The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident, according to a post on the school district's Facebook page. “If anyone has video from the event held in our gymnasium on Saturday night, please forward it to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, as an investigation is currently underway,” the post read.
In a letter to Beels, state superintendent Tricia Foster also addressed the event and emphasised the necessity for people to face consequences.
“I’m writing to express our strong disapproval of the events that occurred over the weekend at Mount Clemens High School. All of us, regardless of where we live or who we are, want the same things for our kids: a world-class education to excel in life and work. Our schools serve as the foundation of these goals and pillars of our communities, so it is important that every district presents an appropriate environment of learning that puts the best interest of students and parents first at all times,” Foster wrote.