HBCU football coach apologizes to prospective Florida recruit who lost scholarship due to racial slur
The head football coach at Albany State University, a historically black university, issued an apology Friday for… Extend the scholarship offer To a four-star high school recruit who lost a former scholarship due to his use of a racial slur.
else November, A video has emerged of quarterback Marcus Stokes, who is white, singing in a car to a song containing the n-word. The video went viral and caused a sensation on social media. Stokes had originally committed to play for his home state University of Florida on a scholarship, but the university rescinded that offer shortly after the video emerged.
Stokes quickly responded to the controversy once the video surfaced. “I was in my car listening to rap music, repeating the lyrics, and posted a video of it on social media,” Stokes said in a statement. CBS Sports. “I deeply apologize for the words in the song that I chose to say.”
While he continued to search for a school where he could play after graduating from high school, Stokes chirp It was last Tuesday that he received an offer from the Albany State national team and its head coach, Quinn Gray.
Three days later, Gray released A.J Lengthy apology on the school’s website, where he says that “the consequences of my actions have brought pain to our university. I was trying to help a student get back into competition, and in my rush, I didn’t think about the impact of the decision on all of you.”
“Honestly, it was not my place to use ASU as a platform for salvation in this situation,” Gray continued. “I regret that I used defective judgment. If I had the chance, I would do better.”
Gray also said that Marion Ross Federick, the university’s president, made it clear that his actions did not meet the school’s standards.
Since his scholarship offer to Florida was rescinded, Stokes has also received interest from Alabama A&M and West Florida. Stokes remains optimistic about finding a way to play college football, Twitter “Emma Finds a Home” in response to Albany State’s offer.