Golden Rams Reversal: Albany State Head Coach Apologizes For HBCU Offering Scholarship To White Teen Who Used Racial Slur


Well, that was quick!


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Back in November, it was reported that Caucasian trainee football gamer Marcus Stokes lost his scholarship to the University of Florida since—in spite of all the news stories we continuously see about white individuals paying consequences after videos of them using racial slurs went viral, Stokes chose it was an excellent concept to publish a two-second clip of him rapping, “Welcome back, n***a.”

Now, all of us understood that Stokes would likely land at some other college—some other PWI organization run by melanin-challenged administrators who are indifferent about a white teen who published a video of himself utilizing the n-word as delicately as individuals post charming kitty videos in their feline enthusiast’s social networks groups. 

Instead, nevertheless, we found out in late January that Stokes had actually been provided a scholarship to go to an HBCU.

Imagine that! A white kid had his scholarship rescinded by a PWI college in a state that’s more likely to penalize teachers for mentor important race theory than it is to provide a non-whitewashed variation of Black history, just to be provided a scholarship at Albany State University, an HBCU that ought to most likely be initially in line to decline a white professional athlete who happily used a racial slur and published the video online for the world to see.

Well, now, Quinn Gray, the head coach of the Albany State Golden Rams, is excusing the choice. SMH.

“Let me begin with a simple apology. An apology for not honoring the custom and history of ASU and for letting much of you down,” Gray stated in a declaration that didn’t really discuss Stokes by name, according to Fox News. “I didn’t maintain the Ramily requirement that I understand you anticipate. Please understand that my choice to consult with a trainee that did not satisfy your expectations was inappropriate. I just desired the very best for our group, professional athletes, and organization when I welcomed the trainee to check out ASU. As I state to our gamers, ‘there is an effect to every action.’”

“The repercussions of my actions brought discomfort to our university,” he continued. “I was attempting to assist a trainee return in competitors, and in my rush, I did rule out the effect the choice would have on all of you. Frankly, it wasn’t my location to utilize ASU as the platform for redemption in this case. I are sorry for that I used problematic judgment. If provided the chance, I will do much better.

ASU anticipates quality. The president has actually made it clear that my actions did not satisfy that requirement. It was never ever my intent to misrepresent what ASU means nor to disregard the abundant history of this organization. I am totally dedicated to the University’s objective of supporting scholastic quality and trainee success.

Being accepted into the Ramily is something that you need to make. The Ramily embodies the spirit, credibility, and enjoy created from the work of giants prior to me. My actions triggered you to question my dedication to our organization and our forefathers. As the repercussions go, I intend to discover a method back into the Ramily.”

HBCU GameDay reports that Albay State’s President closed down Stokes’ deal to play football for and go to ASU.


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