University of Georgia baseball player Adam Sasser is in hot water after allegedly referring to a Black football player as a ni**er during Georgia’s 38–12 win over Tennessee this Saturday.
“We are aware of a reported incident this weekend involving conduct by one of our student-athletes,” Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said in a statement. “While we are limited in what we can say about the incident at this time, I want to reemphasize that we do not condone discriminatory behavior. The University’s Equal Opportunity Office thoroughly reviews all reported violations of our Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy to ensure an appropriate response.”
According to UGASports, the racist comments were likely directed at freshman quarterback Justin Fields.
“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, 2018
Sasser’s baseball coach, Scott Stricklin, shared his disappointment over the matter.
“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. While I cannot comment on this matter, we cooperate fully in any investigation involving an alleged violation of University policies.”
Political activist Shaun King claims Sasser has already been let go from the team over the derogatory comment.
University of Georgia’s leading baseball player, Adam Sasser, a white man, was just kicked off the team after he was overheard publicly calling the football team’s Black quarterback a nigger. https://t.co/KRDWUf2M0v
— Shaun King (@shaunking) October 4, 2018