Colorado offensive line signee Sam Kronshage might find himself without a scholarship after tweeting a racist remark to a rival high school athlete last Saturday.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Kronshage and several of his baseball teammates from The Woodlands (Texas) engaged in a Twitter fight with members of the Rockwall (Texas) baseball team. The two teams played a heated series this past weekend that sent The Woodlands to the Class 5A state semifinals.
During the series, there was a lot of trash-talking and it moved over to social media where it got ugly. After exchanging a few barbs, the tweets turned racist toward Rockwall outfielder Kendall Coleman, an Iowa signee.
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Just by reading the tweets, it seems like The Woodlands outfielder Brandon Manger was the catalyst and Kronshage is the dummy that yelled "Yeah, what he said!" from the back of the room. But it was Kronshage's tweet that was retweeted and liked multiple times by several The Woodlands players and students.
Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said Thursday evening that he had not spoken with Kronshage, but said he planned to talk with him Friday and decide a course of action.
"It is something we would never condone by our current athletes or any of our prospective recruits," MacIntyre said
Even though the school district was aware of the incident, Kronshage did graduate with the rest of his class Tuesday. Also, he tried to make amends after the tweets got out of control.
“hey man, I’ve been trying to get ahold of you,” Kronshage tweeted. “Just wanted to say sorry for what happened on Saturday.”
Kronshage is a three-star 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive tackle. He committed to the Buffs last June and was supposed to be on campus for summer workouts.
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