Utah Utes defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley was suspended Friday after the college was made conscious of a text message he despatched in 2013 that included a racial slur.
Utah’s athletic director, Mark Harlan, issued a press release Friday confirming Scalley’s suspension because the college launches an investigation right into a social media submit of the text that surfaced Wednesday.
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“On Wednesday night, I was made aware of a social media post that referenced a 2013 text message that included racist language, sent by our football program’s defensive coordinator, Morgan Scalley,” Harlan’s assertion read.
“Coach Scalley and I have spoken. He is very contrite and acknowledged that the text was sent and that it did include a derogatory and painful word.”
Whereas the precise contents of the text or who it was directed at haven’t been revealed, former Utah cornerback Ryan Lacy accused Scalley of calling him the N-word in 2008.
“I’m not here to spark outrage, but after the negative tweets I’ve seen directed at the family that actually received the racially explicit text from [Scalley] I will stand for you.. please @ me,” he mentioned in one other tweet.
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In a press release launched by the college, Scalley apologized for what he referred to as a “terrible mistake.”
“I used a racial slur in a text message. This language is offensive and hurtful to not only the African-American community, but to all,” the assertion learn, in line with an ESPN report.
“Immediately after sending it, I apologized to the recipient and his family. I am also heartbroken over the potential breach of trust with my fellow coaches, and with the young men in our program, both past and present.”
Harlan mentioned Friday the Scalley is suspended whereas an outdoor agency evaluations the incident.
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“The use of any form of racist language is not only antithetical to our policies and our values, but it is an affront to all of us, especially our African-American community members,” Harlan mentioned.
A former security for the Utes, Scalley started his teaching profession at his Alma Mater as an administrative assistant in 2006.