Bremerton School Board approves settlement with football coach fired for praying on field

The nearly $2 million settlement will cover football coach Joe Kennedy’s attorney fees.

BREMERTON, Wash. — Bremerton School Board members voted Thursday to accept a settlement agreement with Joseph Kennedy, a football coach who was fired in 2015 for praying with players on the field after the district told him to stop. 

Kennedy sued the school district over the firing. The case reached the U.S. Supreme Court which ruled in his favor last year that his prayers were protected under the First Amendment. 

The case forced the justices to wrestle with how to balance the religious and free speech rights of teachers and coaches

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