TCU football coach Gary Patterson apologized for himself Tuesday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team meetings. Patterson's tweet came a day after school Chancellor Victor Boschini said the nearly 20-year leader of TCU's program, who is white, had apologized for using the slur during a confrontation with linebacker Dylan Jordan, who is Black, at practice. ''I apologize for the use of a word that, in any context, is unacceptable,'' Patterson wrote on Twitter.
Minnesota star wide receiver Rashod Bateman will pass on a 2020 college football season that has been complicated - and threatened - by the pandemic. Bateman announced Tuesday he has opted out amid concerns about the coronavirus and will forgo his remaining two years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL draft. ''I'm now making the hardest decision that I've ever had to make in my life,'' Bateman said.
Oren Milstein's decision comes as players across the country have started to reveal their experiences with coronavirus.