Georgia Looking Into Potential Racial Slurs Directed At Justin Fields

Georgia Looking Into Potential Racial Slurs Directed At Justin Fields

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Georgia Looking Into Potential Racial Slurs Directed At Justin Fields


During Saturday’s game, Georgia baseball first baseman Adam Sasser was allegedly heard making “racially derogatory comments directed toward a Bulldog football player,” per UGASports.com.

The University of Georgia is currently investigating the matter and has not provided any specifics on the incident, other than that it took place during Georgia’s 38-12 win over Tennessee on September 29th.

According to the Athletic, the player on the receiving end of the offensive language was freshman quarterback Justin Fields.

A group of students heard Sasser’s alleged remarks at the game and confronted him about it, but to no avail. One Georgia student shared her experience on a Facebook group called “Overheard at UGA.” Her original post was removed by group admins, but after posting again, it remains up.

Following the Facebook post, Georgia students began to share the story on social media until University caught wind of the allegations.

Sasser’s involvement has not yet been confirmed, but if true, it will be a really ugly end to an otherwise successful career as a Bulldog.

A junior out of Evans, Georgia, Sasser holds a .273 batting average, and has hit 13 home runs and 60 RBIs in 139 games at Georgia. He was a second-team All-SEC selection last season.

The University of Georgia has announced it is looking into the matter, and Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity has released an official statement.

“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 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.”

Georgia baseball head coach Scott Stricklin also released a 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. While I cannot comment on this matter, we cooperate fully in any investigation involving an alleged violation of University policies.”

Whether or not this tweet below is referring to the Sasser incident is unknown, but Georgia student Jordan Goolsby outlined the racial slurs he witnessed while in attendance at Sanford Stadium last Saturday.

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