Dismissed Georgia baseball player tweets apology, football team ‘moving on from it’

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Georgia baseball player Adam Sasser posted an apology on social media and spoke directly to Justin Fields.

ATHENS —Former Georgia baseball player Adam Sasser posted an apology on his Twitter account after being dismissed from the Bulldogs baseball team earlier Wednesday afternoon.

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Sasser also said he spoke directly with Georgia quarterback Justin Fields, who he allegedly referred to using racial slur at Saturday’s football game with Tennessee, and the two “are on good terms.”

Bulldogs football receiver Jayson Stanley said after learning of the dismissal on Wednesday that he doesn’t sense any tension between the two UGA sports programs, and the football team is moving on.

“We all go to the same academic center and have a good feeling for each other,” Stanley told DawgNation. “It doesn’t really surprise me as much, but I guess things do happen. I don’t think it had any tension between us and the baseball team ….  I just think it was a dumb mistake, and we’re just moving on from it.”

Georgia football coach Kirby Smart said Tuesday he was disappointed to hear reports that a racial slur had been used in the crowd at Sanford Stadium.

“We’re trying to build a program on tolerance and mutual respect,” Smart said. “You can’t control what other people say, but the expectation is that people that are part of our program and come to our games share the same beliefs that we do.”

Two of the three women who brought Sasser’s comments to light told DawgNation they are satisfied with the action taken by the athletic department.

“I did not expect this outcome, but I’m happy something was done,” said Africa Buggs, a junior from Milwaukee who filed a complaint with UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office. “I just hope this serves as a warning to other people that your actions have consequences no matter who you are.”

Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin said Monday that rules would be enforced.

“I expect every member of our team to behave at all times in a way that upholds the highest standards and values of the University of Georgia,” Stricklin said in a release, “and it is disappointing when that doesn’t happen.”

 

 

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