Dismissed UGA Baseball Player Adam Sasser Apologizes, Says He And Justin Fields Spoke

Dismissed UGA Baseball Player Adam Sasser Apologizes, Says He And Justin Fields Spoke

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Dismissed UGA Baseball Player Adam Sasser Apologizes, Says He And Justin Fields Spoke


Unfortunately, one of this week’s biggest stories was that relating to Georgia baseball first baseman Adam Sasser, who was accused of shouting racial slurs directed at UGA quarterback Justin Fields during the Bulldogs’ game on Saturday against Tennessee.

Sasser, a star player on last year’s NCAA Tournament team, was accused of shouting the “N-word” towards freshman UGA quarterback Fields late in the game.

On Tuesday, the University announced Sasser had been dismissed from the baseball program following an investigation by the school.

Shortly after the news of Sasser’s dismissal, the senior out of Evans, Georgia posted a statement on Twitter, apologizing for his actions.

“First and foremost, I want to apologize for my actions at the football game on Saturday,” Sasser wrote. “I totally understand why my actions were offensive and I am deeply sorry for any pain or distress this has caused anyone.

Secondly, I would like to apologize to the University of Georgia, my teammates and my coaches for the past 3 plus years and say that I am extremely sorry I have put you all in this position and wish nothing but the best for everyone.

Lastly, I would like to thank my parents, extended family and too many friends to count for your love and constant support my whole life but especially these past few days. I deeply regret disappointing each of you and will do everything in my power to never disappoint any of you again.”

In an additional tweet, Sasser stated he and Fields have spoken and are on “good terms.”

“I spoke with Justin last night and we are on good terms!” the tweet read.

Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin could not say much on the incident, but did release a statement on Monday.

“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,” Stricklin said in a statement released Monday. “While I cannot comment on this matter, we cooperate fully in any investigation involving an alleged violation of University policies.”

The school’s office of Equal Opportunity continues to investigate the matter.

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