A four-star high school quarterback signed to play football for the Florida Gators had snapped up his scholarship offer after using a racial slur in a video on social media.
Marcus Stokes is a standout quarterback at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL who was looking forward to playing for former Louisiana football coach Billy Napier in Gainesville next year.
Stokes signed with the Florida Gators on July 7, but over the weekend It was reported that the university withdrew its scholarship offer in the wake of a video that has emerged showing the young quarterback rapping the “N” word to a song playing in the background.
On Sunday, Stokes addressed the incident on social media and apologized for his actions.
The four-star recruit accepted full responsibility, declaring that he respected the University of Florida’s decision to withdraw his scholarship and that his intention was never to hurt anyone, despite the fact that he was just “joining in a song.” would.
It was never my intention to hurt anyone, and I realize that even when I’m walking along to a song, my words still carry a lot of weight. I will strive to be better and to become the best version of myself on and off the pitch.
Neither Billy Napier nor Florida have commented on the issue, as the university is prohibited from making public statements about recruiting prospects until they have signed with the school, under NCAA rules.
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