GGC campus with people file photo

Georgia Gwinnett College has reached an $800,000 settlement with two former students who sued the college, claiming school officials had prohibited them from talking to fellow students about their Christian beliefs.

Two former Georgia Gwinnett College students who have spent the last half-decade locked in a battle with the school that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court have reached a settlement with the college.

Attorneys for Chike Uzuegbunam and Joseph Bradford announced that GGC agreed to the $800,000 settlement in the freedom of speech case. It concludes more than five years of legal wrangling which began after GGC officials stopped Uzuegbunam twice from sharing his Christian beliefs with other students at the college. Attorneys said Bradford decided not to speak about his beliefs to other students after he saw how GGC officials treated Uzuegbunam.

I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please log in, or sign up for a new, free account to read or post comments.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.