Georgia investigating baseball player's alleged racist comments toward football player

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Georgia is investigating after baseball player Adam Sasser allegedly made racist comments toward a football player during the Bulldogs’ game on Saturday against Tennessee. (AP)
Georgia is investigating after baseball player Adam Sasser allegedly made racist comments toward a football player during the Bulldogs’ game on Saturday against Tennessee. (AP)

The University of Georgia is currently investigating after first baseman Adam Sasser allegedly made “racially derogatory comments” directed toward a Georgia football player during Saturday’s game between Georgia and Tennessee, according to UGASports.com.

Georgia did not provide specifics about the incident, other than that the incident allegedly took place during the Bulldogs’ 38-12 win over Tennessee in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday. Per the Athletic, the football player Sasser’s comments were allegedly towards is freshman quarterback Justin Fields.

“We are aware of a reported incident this weekend involving conduct by one of our student-athletes. While we are limited in what we can say about the incident at this time, I want to reemphasize that we do not condone discriminatory behavior,” Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said in a statement. “The University’s Equal Opportunity Office thoroughly reviews all reported violations of our Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy to ensure an appropriate response.”

Sasser, a junior from Evans, Georgia, currently holds a .273 batting average with 13 home runs and 60 RBIs in 139 games with the Bulldogs. He was a second-team All-SEC selection last season, helping Georgia reach the NCAA regional final.

“I expect every member of our team to behave at all times in a way that upholds the highest standards and values of the University of Georgia, and it is disappointing when that doesn’t happen,” head coach Scott Stricklin said in a statement. “While I cannot comment on this matter, we cooperate fully in any investigation involving an alleged violation of University policies.”

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