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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Wrestling Not Ladylike?

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida () -- Kelly Williams has been called tenacious and tough for wrestling against boys -- and beating them -- in high school competition.


Now a Roman Catholic priest has written a letter to Kelly's coach calling for an end to such grappling of the sexes, saying they can cause impure temptations.


"As a Catholic priest, I see her wrestling as an avenue that might entice improper behavior or erotic feelings,'' said Harry Brown, director of family life ministries of the St. Petersburg Catholic Diocese. "Some people think such wrestling is cool,'' he wrote. "But actually it will, and does, become hot.''


Kelly, who wrestles in the 47-kilogram class and has compiled a 4-2 record that includes two pins, said she has no plans to quit.