“This was a big moment for me,” Davis said.
Earlier this year, Davis said the university made students sign a form saying the graduates would not do anything outrageous to disrupt the ceremony. If they did, they would be fined $300. Davis told me he doesn't believe his five-second dance was disruptive.
"If I would have flipped, like I feel that’s outrageous If I would have flipped or ran across the stage. All I did was right before I (shook) everybody’s hands I went down and went up,” he said.
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“I (shook) everybody’s hand except for the provost. He did not shake my hand. He dismissed me and he told me to hurry up and take the picture with the president,” Davis said.
He said he had seen similar behavior at previous graduation ceremonies but that no one was fined.
Central State University said they had no comment about Davis’ situation nor the form they had students sign.
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