University of Georgia baseball player Adam Sasser has been dismissed from UGA’s baseball team, according to a press release from Georgia Sports Communications.
This dismissal comes amid allegations Sasser used racial slurs at the UGA football game against Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Two students say they overheard the slur. A third student, Klarissa Gulebian, reported the incident on Facebook page “Overheard at UGA.”
UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office began an investigation of the incident Monday night, according to a press release from Director of Athletics Greg McGarity.
“We are aware of a reported incident this weekend involving conduct by one of our student-athletes,” McGarity said. “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. 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 was a first baseman for the team, and has not commented on the incident or his dismissal.
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