The head coach of the Division II HBCU program Albany State, Quinn Gray has rendered a public apology after offering racist student Marcus Stokes. According to reports, this is on the heels of the University of Florida rescinding its offer to Stokes after a video surfaced of him singing along to a song with the n-word.
According to VladTV;
On Jan. 24, Stokes tweeted that he had received an offer from the Golden Rams, which led to a lot of backlash toward the HBCU online. Days later, Gray released his public apology.
“Let me start with a humble apology. An apology for not honoring the tradition and history of ASU and for letting many of you down. I didn’t uphold the Ramily standard that I know you expect. Please know that my decision to speak with a student that did not meet your expectations was unacceptable. I only wanted the best for our team, athletes, and institution when I invited the student to visit ASU.
“As I say to our players, ‘there is a consequence to every action.’ The consequences of my actions brought pain to our University. I was trying to help a student get back in competition, and in my haste, I did not consider the impact the decision would have on all of you. Frankly, it wasn’t my place to use ASU as the platform for redemption in this case. I regret that I used flawed judgment. If given the opportunity, I will do better.
“ASU expects excellence. The president has made it clear that my actions did not meet that standard. It was never my intent to misrepresent what ASU stands for nor to ignore the rich history of this institution. I am fully committed to the University’s mission of supporting academic excellence and student success.”
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