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One of the best high school football players in the country had his Florida scholarship offer pulled this weekend after he was seen on video rapping a racial slur...
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Marcus Stokes posted the quick, two-second clip on his social media page last week -- appearing to show the quarterback recruit singing, "Welcome back, n***a."

Almost immediately afterward, the Nease H.S. athlete, who's white, received backlash for it ... and on Sunday, the Univ. of Florida made the decision to pull their offer from him.

Stokes had been committed to attending the school since early July.

"I was in my car listening to rap music, rapping along to the words and posted a video of it on social media," Stokes explained on his Twitter page on Sunday.

"I deeply apologize for the words in the song that I chose to say. It was hurtful and offensive to many people, and I regret that."

Stokes continued, "I fully accept the consequences for my actions, and I respect the University of Florida's decision to withdraw my scholarship offer to play football.
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Filed Under: Florida Sports
Originally published on SECRant.com

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This kid will appreciate what just happened to him.
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Well, He dodged a bullet. He will be fine
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Did he end it with an a? I know plenty of white people who say it with an a. If you are around black people enough it’s just habit.
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TFH
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“People who annoy you”
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If he was Black would he be ok to say it?
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He was singing a song. A terrible song but it is a song. I remember my parents mad at me for Ozzy Osborne but they didn't fire me.
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It's like I tell my teenage son, rap music is often a trap used to lull white kids into thinking black people see beyond their skin tone.
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Damn, that's harsh for Napier to pull the scholly from his own kid.
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Oh, what TF!! UForfeit, trashy as always. Go to a real school instead!
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Only black folks can call each other n***er. Funny how that works.
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Just a question - Would the university pull the scholarship offer for ANY offered player/recruit who had mouthed the same lyrics?
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If your question is would they pull the scholarship if the recruit was black...answer is no. It's okay for blacks to call another person by the N word.
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