Tuesday, the University of Georgia announced that it has formally launched an investigation into allegations of “racially derogatory comments” made towards freshman quarterback Justin Fields by Adam Sasser, a second-team All-SEC first baseman with the Georgia baseball team during Saturday’s 38-12 win over SEC rival Tennessee.
“We are aware of a reported incident this weekend involving conduct by one of our student-athletes. While we are limited in what we can say about the incident at this time, I want to reemphasize that we do not condone discriminatory behavior,” Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said in a prepared statement sent to media members. “The University’s Equal Opportunity Office thoroughly reviews all reported violations of our Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy to ensure an appropriate response.”
Georgia head baseball coach Scott Stricklin issued a statement Tuesday evening:
“I expect every member of our team to behave at all times in a way that upholds the highest standards and values of the University of Georgia, and it is disappointing when that doesn’t happen,” Stricklin said. “While I cannot comment on this matter, we cooperate fully in any investigation involving an alleged violation of University policies.”
Lastly, Georgia football Head Coach Kirby Smart was asked about the incident and his response is below: