Georgia Player Under Fire After Racist Remark During 2023 NFL Draft on Livestream
Scott Thompson, Fox News, April 30, 2023
A Georgia Bulldog has come under fire after video apparently shows him making a racist remark toward an Asian man who delivered the Atlanta Falcons’ first-round pick announcement during the 2023 NFL Draft.
Incoming freshman Jamaal Jarrett, a four-star recruit who committed to play for the Bulldogs next year as a defensive tackle, was streaming himself watching the draft live on his Instagram when the Falcons’ No. 8 pick was called in.
Jarrett wanted fellow Bulldogs defensive tackle Jalen Carter to be taken with the pick, but that’s when the person speaking in the video made the insensitive comment toward the man who was announcing Atlanta’s pick.
“Jalen Carter, come on Asian. Ching chong,” the speaker, apparently Jarrett, is heard saying.
The comment did not go over well on social media.
A Twitter account called Asian Crime Report said, “This is unacceptable and disgusting.”