TCU linebacker alleges Gary Patterson used racial slur, defensive players 'refused to go to practice'
A TCU linebacker alleges that longtime head coach Gary Patterson used a racial slur while addressing players over the last two days.
Monday afternoon, linebacker Dylan Jordan tweeted out that Patterson, who has been the head coach of the Horned Frogs over 20 years, used a racial slur multiple times over the last two days. On Monday morning, TCU’s entire defense “refused to go to practice” because of Patterson’s actions, according to Jordan’s accusations.
Jordan posted a lengthy message on Twitter detailing the situation. From Jordan’s Twitter account:
In a year’s time at TCU I’ve met a lot of people and have really fell in love with the location and atmosphere here…
As a student athlete you go through and do many things others don’t…you learn a lot of things like sacrifice…
On the football side of things, life has been really rocky since arriving at TCU…I was promised early playing time during my recruitment which never happened…I’ve asked way[s] I can get on the field and even suggested moving positions [but that] never happened…
This past Sunday was our 3rd practice of fall camp[.] Coach Patterson called me out for posting my [girlfriend] on national gf day in front of the defense…as practice moved on he approached me and I told him “you should’ve just asked me about it.” He then said “you’re a f****** brat I’ll send you back to Pitt. I said “for what I ain’t did nothing” he followed with “you’ve been saying n***** in the meeting room.” This morning I show up for practice and multiple players approached me and asked if it was true. I told them yes and how everything happened. We refused to go to practice this morning and he cam to the locker room & said “I wasn’t calling him a n*****.” This behavior is not okay now or ever and there needs to be repercussions to these actions.
Earlier on Monday, former TCU player Niko Small tweeted out a similar sentiment regarding the accusations against Patterson. Small has since-deleted the tweet.
Shortly after Jordan published his tweet, Horned Frogs tight end Artayvious Lynn, as well as other TCU players, cleared up any misunderstandings that occurred:
Warning: messages contain strong, graphic language
Bruh the man said “stop saying n- word in the meetings” Dylan said “what” Coach p said “you’ve been saying “niggas” in meetings not “you nigger” NOW…..the word shouldn’t be used in any form or fashion but Dylan WRONG for making it seem that way…shit is soft of you son !!!!! https://t.co/dzpdciKDot
— 8️⃣8️⃣ThaGreat (@Taymike88) August 3, 2020
Coach P did not call non of his players a N Word… Facts 💯
— D.Davis ⛵️ (@yodere11) August 3, 2020
Don’t believe everything you see in the media, know the facts behind a situation before you try to make a situation public. No one was called the N word. You Twitter fingers need to be cancelled ASAP!
— TreLato (@TreTomlinson) August 3, 2020
Patterson has been the head coach at TCU since 2000. TCU has not yet commented on the situation.
The original tweet from Jordan is below:
— Dylan Jordan (@thedylanjordan_) August 3, 2020