This is a bit rich because Florida had murderers on its football team in the past.
With that being said, there are consequences for your actions. It is essential to know anything you put on social media can come back to haunt you, no matter your intentions.
This is just another example of that.
One of the best high school football players in the country had his Florida scholarship offer pulled this weekend … after he was seen on video rapping the n-word.
Marcus Stokes posted the quick, two-second clip on his social media page last week — appearing to show the quarterback recruit singing, “Welcome back, n***a.”
Almost immediately afterward, the Nease H.S. athlete, who’s white, received backlash for it … and on Sunday, the Univ. of Florida made the decision to pull their offer from him.
Stokes had been committed to attending the school since early July.
“I was in my car listening to rap music, rapping along to the words and posted a video of it on social media,” Stokes explained on his Twitter page on Sunday.
“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.”
Stokes continued, “I fully accept the consequences for my actions, and I respect the University of Florida’s decision to withdraw my scholarship offer to play football.”
Stokes had a great junior season at Nease — but struggled in his senior season this year. Still, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound dual-threat QB was rated a four-star recruit by 247Sports … and the 14th-ranked signal-caller in the nation.
I am sure he will get another offer from another school. Maybe not as big as Florida, but he will get a shot somewhere. I am curious if he always raps these types of songs around his teammates, similar to that scene in Bel-Air.
Flip the page for the 2-second video that got his scholarship pulled.