Today's edition of "Ohio or Florida?" features an NFL cheerleader/high school English teacher who may have had an inappropriate relationship with a student. Spoiler: It's Ohio.
Sarah Jones, a Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader who won $11 million in a libel suit in summer 2010 after a website claimed she had multiple STDs, is back in the news—with less gonorrhea this time.
Jones resigned from her high school teaching job in Edgewood, Ky., on Nov. 30, and she's now the subject of two investigations. Kentucky's Attorney General is assigning a special prosecutor to a criminal case against Jones, and Kentucky's Education Professional Standards Board is conducting an independent investigation of its own. She could lose her teaching certificate. Neither agency will say yet what Jones has been accused of, but the local NBC affiliate reports that she initially resigned from Dixie Heights High School "after allegations that she had an inappropriate relationship with a student."
Her attorney, Eric Deters, says there's nothing to the accusations:
"The student denies it, the parents of the student are upset that this has gone where it has gone, they don't have anything bad to say about Sarah, Sarah denies it," Deters said. "There's no victim. There's nobody saying 'Hey, this happened.'"
So far, Jones has not been charged in the case.