'Derogatory' Behavior Leads To Suspension For App State Tennis Player

'Derogatory' Behavior Leads To Suspension For App State Tennis Player

9:37am Jan 30, 2018
Appalachian State University released a statement on the incident via Twitter.

A tennis match between two local college teams ended on an ugly note over the weekend, and an Appalachian State player has now been suspended.

Appalachian State officials say a student-athlete engaged in behavior that was derogatory and offensive following a match against North Carolina A&T. The student has been suspended indefinitely for violating disciplinary policy.

The statement released by the university did not describe what happened or name the student involved.

But John Wilson, a player for the Aggies and also the senior class president, posted on Twitter that a freshman member of App State’s team made racially charged comments toward him.

He identified the opposing player as Spencer Brown, which the university has confirmed.

The university says it has reached out to North Carolina A&T officials to apologize for the student’s conduct. ASU is conducting a review of the incident.

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