After video of the student rapping the n word, the University of Florida pulled its scholarship offer for a high-school quarterback.
While the clip is only a matter of seconds in length, Marcus Stokes (ex-Gator) can be seen singing along to the lyrics. “Welcome back, n*gg*!”
Marcus Stokes, QB for the Florida Gators has some words of wisdom.
He’s Caucasian. pic.twitter.com/l3Zv29ljUa
— CFBLIVE247 (@CFBLive247_) November 18, 2022
Stokes made a Twitter statement after Florida pulled its offer.
“I was in my car listening to rap music, rapping along to the words, and posted a video of it on social media,”Stokes wrote. “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. 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.”
— Marcus “JOKER”Stokes (@marcusstokes06 November 20, 2022
Stokes received offers from several other top programs. The fact is that the Penn State quarterback was initially committed before he agreed to Florida. Though, given the video and Florida’s reaction to it, those schools will likely not want to appear overly anxious to reestablish ties with Stokes.
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