A recent state survey found that the University of Florida is the least tolerant campus in Florida’s university system.
Over the weekend, the Gators revoked the offer of a football scholarship to a four-star top prospect named Marcus Stokes because he used the N-word.
Actually, Stokes sang the word.
Stokes, who is white and a quarterback from Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, posted a video of himself singing along to a rap song when he said “Welcome back n—a.”
In other words, he repeated the lyrics of a rap song written by a black rapper who used the N-word.
Stokes tweeted an apology for singing along to a song whose lyrics will undoubtedly be repeated by numerous black Americans: “I deeply apologize for the words in the song that I chose to say. It was hurtful and offensive to many people, and I regret that. I fully accept the consequences for my actions, and I respect the University of Florida’s decision to withdraw my scholarship offer to play football. My intention was never to hurt anybody and I recognize that even when going along with a song, my words still carry a lot of weight. I will strive to be better and to become the best version of myself both on and off the field. I know that learning from my mistakes is a first important step.”
The revocation came soon after UF landed another top national prep quarterback recruit, California’s Jaden Rashada.