My first response was to think that if Geiger told me he had been kicked off the squad becuase of his sex-offense conviction, I would have only one word to say. "Okay."
I really can't believe this is much of a story, especially after reading details of his crime:
That felony stems from a July 2004 investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, during which an investigator posed as a 14-year-old girl in a Yahoo! chat room, according to Bruning's office.
Geiger initiated a two-hour Internet conversation interspersed with sexually explicit language ...
Geiger then asked to meet the "girl" at an apartment in La Vista with the intention of having sex. He was arrested upon arrival.
Geiger was convicted on November 8, 2005, and sentenced to jail for one year and one day. Geiger was released early in July on a mandatory discharge.
Geiger says his was a case of entrapment.
"Was I chatting inappropriately?" he said. "Yeah. But that's it."
Yeah, Geiger. You were just chatting inappropriately. And you just went to the apartment to "chat" with a 14 year old? And now you expect the University of Nebraska to have no problem letting you participate on a spirit squad with 17-22 year old girls? All jokes about the "N" on Nebraska's football helmets standing for "knowledge" aside, I'd expect any college or university to respond as Nebraska did. If you want an education, that's one thing. But don't press your luck