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National group wants AU football team's chaplain fired

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - One group wants Auburn University to fire its football team chaplain.

The "Freedom From Religion Foundation" says they sent a letter to Auburn University’s president, requesting he cut the chaplain's position within the tiger's football program because they believe it's unconstitutional.

They say the chaplain leads student-athletes in prayer and baptizes them, and they worry athletes may feel they have to "pray to play.”

Auburn officials released a statement saying:

“Chaplains are common in many public institutions, including the u-s congress. The football team chaplain isn't an auburn employee, and participation in activities he leads are voluntary."

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