Florida withdraws scholarship offer to QB Marcus Stokes after video surfaces of him rapping racial slur


The University of Florida withdrew a scholarship offer to Florida Nease High School quarterback Marcus Stokes on Sunday after he posted a video on social media of himself rapping to a song with racist slurs. It is reported by Sports Illustrated. that Stokes can be seen in the car in a now-deleted video saying “welcome back” followed by an insult.

Stokes previously committed to playing college football for the Gators in July. Shortly after Florida withdrew their scholarship offer, Stokes posted a statement on his Twitter account sorry for the racist insult.

“I deeply apologize for the lyrics I chose to say in the song,” Stokes said in a statement. “… I fully accept the consequences of my actions and respect the decision of the University of Florida to withdraw my offer for a scholarship to play football.”

Here is Stokes’ full statement:

Stokes is rated as a four star recruit. according to 247Sports. He was previously tied to Penn State earlier in the hiring process before changing his mind and choosing the Gators.

Florida has another quarterback ready for next season. Earlier in November, another top high school quarterback, Jayden Rashada moved his commitment from Miami, Florida to Florida..

Source: www.cbssports.com