Oregon State freshmen booted from the soccer team after racial audio appeared on social media | Instant News


Oregon State Redshirt freshman Rocco Carley was kicked out of the team on Wednesday night by coach Jonathan Smith after race audio recordings appeared on Twitter.

Audio recordings, which Carley claimed took place three years while chatting among friends, appeared on Twitter at 8:30 pm Wednesday night. Oregon State teammates react immediately with anger.

Carley, a strict ending who graduated from Kennedy High at Mt. Angel, issued an apology about an hour after the audio was posted.

“I can’t be more ashamed of my actions,” Carley wrote.

Smith responded quickly. After speaking with OSU’s athletic director Scott Barnes, Smith issued a statement, saying he had removed Carley from the team. Carley’s name was immediately removed from Beavers’ online soccer list.

“We both agree that this language and attitude are completely unacceptable, regardless of circumstances or environment. I talked to Rocco and fired him from the team. I will not tolerate racism or hatred, “Smith wrote.

The action occurred after more than one week of news programs starting with the death of George Floyd. Oregon State athletes have been prominent on social media commenting on rallies, so it’s not surprising that Carley’s teammates reacted forcefully Wednesday night.

It is unknown whether Carley will remain as a student at Oregon State. According to the official Twitter account of the State of Oregon, it says “We prohibit discrimination in any form. The comments referred to in this post do not fit into the university community which is safe, friendly and inclusive. Action will be taken soon. “

–Nick Daschel | [email protected] | @nickdaschel

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