U of North Alabama 'Deeply Embarrassed' By Ousted Footballer's Racist Obama Tweet During School-Shooting Address

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
University of North Alabama President William Cale condemned the use of a racial slur tweeted by one of its football players, saying today the school was "deeply embarrassed" by the incident. "We can't trample on his First Amendment rights, but at the same time, we're trying to turn episodes like this into educational moments," he said. Bradley Patterson, an uninvited walk-on long snapper, has been ousted from the school's football team over his racially charged tweet. "Take that n----- off the tv, we wanna watch football!," Patterson tweeted in response to NBC pre-empting NFL coverage Sunday to broadcast President Barack Obama's address to survivors of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut.

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