School Investigating Alleged Racist Slurs Made By Player Against 5-Star QB

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first_imgFans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)The University of Georgia is investigating alleged racial slurs made toward Bulldogs’ five-star freshman quarterback Justin Fields.UGASports.com is reporting that the school is investigating alleged racial remarks made by a Georgia baseball player against the Bulldogs’ freshman quarterback.From the report:Georgia officials released a statement on Monday expressing concern over a weekend incident involving a member of the Bulldogs baseball team. The statement was in response to UGASports inquiries into alleged public misconduct.No specifics were given in the email sent to select Georgia beat writers. According to multiple UGASports sources, however, the alleged incident involves first baseman Adam Sasser making racially derogatory comments directed toward a Bulldog football player during Saturday’s game between Georgia and Tennessee.“We are aware of a reported incident this weekend involving conduct by one of our student-athletes. While we are limited in what we can say about the incident at this time, I want to reemphasize that we do not c​ondone discriminatory behavior,” Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said. “The University’s Equal Opportunity Office thoroughly reviews all reported violations of our Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy to ensure an appropriate response.”A Georgia student tweeted that he heard a racial slur being used toward Fields during the game.“Put the n***er in…”- referring to Justin Fields is what a young adult white male screamed while surrounded by black students.— JoGo? (@bigtimejg) September 29, 2018Georgia’s baseball coach released the following statement:“I expect every member of our team to behave at all times in a way that upholds the highest standards and values of the University of Georgia, and it is disappointing when that doesn’t happen,” head coach Scott Stricklin said in a statement. “While I cannot comment on this matter, we cooperate fully in any investigation involving an alleged violation of University policies.”Stay tuned.last_img

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