North Alabama Walk-On Football Player Dismissed After Racist Tweet About Barack Obama

Sporting News, December 17, 2012

The University of North Alabama says a walk-on football player won’t be allowed back on the team after sending a tweet about President Barack Obama.

Sports publicist Jeff Hodges said Monday coaches have informed lineman Bradley Patterson of Red Bay that he’s no longer welcome because of his social media comment.

“Take that (expletive) off the tv, we wanna watch football!” Patterson posted on Twitter.

Hodges says coaches acted after being informed of a message that refers to Obama by a racial epithet. {snip}

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Bradley Patterson

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