Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was called a racial slur and told to "get lost" in a piece of hate mail his wife posted on Twitter.
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was sent racist hate mail, calling him a racial slur, saying he "can't win" and should "get lost".
In a tweet posted by his wife Charlene on Thursday, she showed the letter and asked what part of this situation was appropriate, and if the sender thought about whether one of their children would open the letter.
The letter, which has a return address of Houston Country Club, says, "You suck as a coach. You're a n----r and can't win! Please get out! or else."
The university issued a statement from president Michael Young and athletic director Scott Woodward condemning the letter and saying it will do what it can to ensure the safety of Sumlin and his family.
"Earlier this evening, we became aware of a letter of unknown origin that was sent to the Sumlin family home," the statement says. "We unequivocally condemn this disgusting and threatening letter. There is no excuse for hatred and, as a community, we will not allow the ignorance of some to intimidate any member of our community. On behalf of all Aggies, our thoughts are with Coach Sumlin and his family, and we will do all that we can to ensure their safety. We are working with law enforcement authorities to bring the sender of this letter to justice. We stand with the Sumlins and will not accept this inexcusable act of hate."
Sumlin has been under heavy scrutiny since Texas A&M blew a 34-point lead against UCLA to open its season last week. Earlier this week, a Texas A&M regent called for Sumlin to be fired.
Sumlin is under contract through 2019.