Florida withdraws scholarship offer after QB Raps N-Word in video


The University of Florida withdrew a scholarship offer to a four-star high school quarterback after the player rapped the n-word on video.

The video is only a few seconds long, but it features former Gator commit Marcus Stokes chanting the words “Welcome back, n*gg*!” raps.

Stokes issued a statement on Twitter after Florida withdrew the offer.

“I sat in my car listening to rap music, rapping along to the words, and posted a video of it on social media,” Stokes wrote. “I sincerely apologize for the words in the song I chose to say. It was hurtful and offensive to many people, and I regret that. 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 several offers from other major programmes. In fact, the quarterback had initially committed to Penn State before agreeing to play for Florida. Although, given the video and Florida’s reaction to it, those schools probably don’t want to seem too eager to mend ties with Stokes.


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