A Clemson assistant coach has apologized for utilizing a racial slur in entrance of the soccer staff in 2017, Fox Information has confirmed.
Clemson assistant coach Danny Pearman informed Fox Information in a press release Tuesday that the incident concerned former participant D.J. Greenlee. The incident reportedly occurred in 2017.
“Three years ago on the practice field, I made a grave mistake involving D.J. Greenlee. I repeated a racial slur I overheard when trying to stop the word from being used on the practice field. What I overheard, I had no right to repeat,” Pearman mentioned.
“While I did not direct the term at any player, I know there is no excuse for me using the language in any circumstance. I never should have repeated the phrase. It was wrong when I said it, and it is wrong today,” he continued.
“I apologized to D.J. at the conclusion of practice, who then appropriately raised his concern to Coach [Dabo] Swinney. Coach and I met to discuss the incident, and he reiterated that my language was unacceptable,” he mentioned. “I later apologized again, as well as expressed my sincere regret to our position group the following day.”
Pearman added: “I love the young men who choose to come to our university, and I would never do anything to intentionally hurt them. I sincerely apologize to D.J., his family, our team and our staff.”
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His assertion was in response to Fox Information’ request for remark from the Clemson Athletic Division.
On Tuesday, Swinney issued a press release in regards to the loss of life of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died whereas in police custody Might 25 after an officer kneeled on his neck for greater than eight minutes in a second caught on cellphone video.
In responding to that assertion, former Clemson participant Kanyon Tuttle wrote on Twitter that Swinney as soon as allowed one other coach to use a racial slur at apply, calling out his assertion within the wake of Floyd’s loss of life.
Tuttle responded Tuesday on Twitter and referred to as out the racial slur.
“Not even a team apology,” he wrote. “When we had the sit-in in front of sikes [sic] you suggested us players try to stay out of it to limit distractions. Stop protecting your brand, take a stand.”
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In one other tweet, Tuttle added: “Don’t think I don’t respect Coach Swinney, he is not a terrible person by any means. But he needs to do better than this. All the black athletes that helped you get where you are, you can do better to show them you really have their best interest at heart.”
Former Clemson participant Zach Giella mentioned in a now-deleted tweet: “I keep in mind that sh– prefer it was yesterday.”