Jamaal Jarrett, the freshman defensive deal with on the College of Georgia, mentioned he was “ashamed” as he apologized for blurting an anti-Asian comment during the NFL Draft final month.
The 4-star recruit from North Carolina made headlines on draft evening after streaming himself making a racist remark toward an Asian man who was saying the Atlanta Falcons’ No. 8 decide.
“Jalen Carter, come on Asian. Ching chong,” Jarrett will be heard saying within the background.
“I really feel ashamed by my actions which have triggered large harm and ache, particularly to these within the AAPI neighborhood, and I really do apologize. I didn’t imply any hate or hurt in direction of anybody” Jarrett tweeted on Wednesday.
The Georgia recruit’s feedback circulated throughout social media the next day — with one anti-Asian primarily based Twitter account, by the identify of Asian Crime Report, calling it “unacceptable and disgusting.”
At one level, some followers had been even calling for him to be suspended from the team on Twitter.
“Over the previous a number of days I’ve discovered extra in regards to the AAPI neighborhood and the elevated hate crimes which were directed in direction of members of the neighborhood,” Jarrett mentioned on Twitter.
“The kind of language I used is dangerous, and there’s no place for it wherever.”
In the course of the reside stream, Jarrett appeared upset the Falcons went with College of Texas operating again Bijan Robinson as an alternative of his fellow Georgia defensive deal with mate Jalen Carter.
Carter, who was named Thursday in a $40 million lawsuit involving the automobile accident loss of life of his teammate, ended up going to the Philadelphia Eagles, the ninth general decide within the draft.
Coming off back-to-back championships, Georgia followers noticed 10 Bulldogs drafted by NFL groups on this 12 months’s draft — following final 12 months’s file of 15 chosen.
The earlier file of gamers drafted from one program was 14, which had been held by Ohio State in 2004 and LSU in 2020
The defending champion Bulldogs declined an invitation to go to the White Home, which was scheduled for June 12 as a part of “School Athlete Day.”
“The University of Georgia first obtained on Might 3 an invite for the Bulldog soccer crew to go to the White Home on June 12,” Georgia’s athletic affiliation mentioned in an announcement. “Sadly, the date urged shouldn’t be possible given the student-athlete calendar and time of 12 months.”