Buck Burnette Kicked Off Texas Team For Racist Facebook Comment
Brunette updated his Facebook profile status with the following comment:
"all the hunters gather up, we have a #$%&er in the whitehouse"
Longhorns head coach Mack Brown immediately kicked Burnette off the team for "unspecified violations of team rules".
Burnette subsequently wrote an apology.
"Clearly I have made a mistake and apologized for it and will pay for it. I received it as a text message from an acquaintance and immaturely put it up on facebook in the light of the election. Im not racist and apologize for offending you. I grew up on a ranch in a small town where that was a real thing and I need to grow up. I sincerely am sorry for being ignorant in thinking that it would be ok to write that publicly and apologize to you in particular. I have to be more mature than to put the reputation of my team at stake and to spread that kind of hate which I dont even believe in. Once again, I sincerely apologize."
This marks the second time in as many days that someone in the football world was fired because of something appearing on their Facebook page. New England Patriots cheerleader Caitlin Davis was fired after posting inappropriate photos on Facebook. Those photos later appeared on the popular sports website Deadspin.