BREAKING: Georgia dismisses baseball player accused of using racial slur at football game

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A Georgia baseball player accused of using a racial slur while attending a football game has been dismissed.

ATHENS — Georgia has dismissed  senior first baseman Adam Sasser in the aftermath of the school’s Equal Opportunity Office investigation, according to a university release.

University of Georgia senior first baseman Adam Sasser has been dismissed from the Bulldog baseball team, according to J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity and Ike Cousins head coach Scott Stricklin.

Sasser was part of an anti-discrimation/anti-harrassment case that involved alleged racial slurs at the Bulldogs’ home football game against Tennessee on Saturday.

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Georgia football coach Kirby Smart spoke out against the alleged incident on Tuesday.

“If what I read and heard is true, it’s really unacceptable behavior that’s not who we are at Georgia,” Smart said. “We’re trying to build a program on tolerance and mutual respect. 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.

“It’s sad that something like this would happen. I’m disappointed. But it doesn’t affect our family, our unit here and our kids have been great. It’s not something I’ve had to address with them. I’ve addressed it with Justin (Fields). That’s the most important thing.”

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The remark was allegedly in reference to Bulldogs’ freshman quarterback Justin Fields.

Sasser was a second-team All-SEC pick last season. He helped lead Georgia to its first NCAA Tournament bid in five years last season, batting .317 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI.

More information as the story develops.

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