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."