Mike MacIntyre says he believes Colorado recruit’s story on racist tweet

Kyle Ringo
Dr. Saturday

It appears Colorado offensive line recruit Sam Kronshage will be allowed to enroll in classes in Boulder this summer and put an ugly incident from his final day as a high school student behind him.

Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said he believes Kronshage's story that an unknown person used his cell phone during a graduation day pool party to access his Twitter account and post a racist comment directed toward a black player on a rival baseball team.

Kronshage, a three-star recruit from The Woodlands High School near Houston, told MacIntyre that he did not post the offending tweet and has attempted multiple times to contact the young man at whom the comment was directed to explain himself and apologize.

Players and fans of The Woodlands baseball team and a rival school, Rockwell, became embroiled in a war of words on Twitter a week ago during a three-game series to determine which would advance to the Texas Final Four. During that time Kronshage told MacIntyre he was swimming at a supervised post-graduation party and left his phone unattended.

MacIntyre said Colorado officials are reviewing the incident and trying to get as much information as possible before making a final decision about Kronshage, who originally committed to former CU coach Jon Embree and assistant Kanavis McGhee, both of whom are black.

Unless the school unearths more information that refutes Kronshage's story, he will join the program this summer.

“I have to trust the young man and trust what's going on here,” MacIntyre said. “I do believe them. So we're in the process of trying to make sure what we've been told is definitely real.”

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