University abruptly ends QB’s football career over racial slur

Marcus Stokes played quarterback for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and received an offer from Florida, Penn State, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Southern and Georgia State, among other schools, according to 24/7 Sports. According to the outlet, Stokes was a four-star recruit and among the top 50 players in the state.

The video surfaced on Friday and showed Strokes saying “Welcome back” followed by the N-word.

Stokes revealed in a statement posted to social media Sunday that the Gators decided to pull their offer.

“I was in my car listening to rap music, rapping along to the words and posted a video of it on social media,” he wrote. “I deeply apologize for the words in the song that I chose to say. It was hurtful and offensive to many people, and I regret that.

Others Are Voicing Their Opinions On This:

Candace Owens said:

“Absurd. If a white person is not allowed to rap along to the words of a song, then the words should not be permitted in the song—at all. There should be ZERO words that only ONE race is allowed to say. UNACCEPTABLE that this kid lost a scholarship.”

@jasonparmstrong said:

“This is laughable. I grew up listening to NWA, Geto Boys, & other gangster rap artists. Half of my formed group were black and we would jam out to this music. Nobody gave a second thought to singing the lyrics from a song. White liberals are soft these days.”