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University of Florida revokes football scholarship after video surfaces of recruiter using racial slur

The University of Florida has withdrawn a scholarship offer to Nice High School quarterback Marcus Stokes after a video of him rapping along to a song using a racial slur surfaced on social media.

Stokes took social media to apologize on Sunday, saying he accepted the consequences of his actions.

Stokes wrote, “I deeply apologize for the words in the song that I chose to say. It was hurtful and offensive to many people and I am sorry for that.” “I fully accept the consequences of my actions, and I respect the University of Florida’s decision to withdraw my scholarship offer to play football.”

According to Sports Illustrated, in a video that was later deleted, Stokes was seen saying “Welcome back” to a car, followed by a racial slur.

Stokes wrote, “It was never my intention to offend anyone and I recognize that my words carry a lot of weight even when going with the song.”

According to CBS Sports, Stokes initially committed to Penn State before changing his mind in July and choosing instead to play college football for the Gators.

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