Florida pulls Nease QB Marcus Stokes’ Football scholarship after video of him rapping inappropriate words. Stokes, who plays for Nease High School, recently committed to the University of Florida, had his scholarship revoked after he posted a video to social media of him rapping along to a song with a racial slur.
Stokes initially committed to Florida on July 7 and posted Sunday on his Twitter page that the school revoked his scholarship.
“Was in my car listening to rap music, rapping along to the words, and posted a video of it on social media. 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. 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. My intention was never to hurt anybody, and I recognize that even when going along with a song, my words still carry a lot of weight. I will strive to be better and to become the best version of myself both on and off the field. I know that learning from my mistakes is a first important step.”
The iHearts143Quotes team reached out to the University of Florida, but they have yet to comment.