TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson Apologizes For Using Racial Slur At Practice - Sports Illustrated

TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson Apologizes For Using Racial Slur At Practice

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TCU head coach Gary Patterson issued an apology for using a racial slur during a conversation with a player. Linebacker Dylan Jordan tweeted a statement on Monday describing a conversation he had with Patterson at Sunday's practice. According to Jordan, Patterson said, "you've been saying n---as in the meeting room."

Some TCU players elected to sit out of practice after hearing about Patterson's language. When Patterson addressed the team in the locker room, Jordan said the coach told them, "I wasn't calling him a n----r."

Patterson apologized, saying, "I apologize for the use of a word that, in any context, is unacceptable. I have always encouraged our players to do better and be better and I must live by the same standards."