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TCU linebacker Dylan Jordan posted a message on Twitter on Monday accusing coach Gary Patterson of using the n-word twice over the past couple days.

Shortly after Jordan posted the accusation, several of his teammates came to Patterson’s defense.

Jordan, who played in two games last year and will be a redshirt freshman this season, tweeted that he and Patterson got into a back and forth during practice Sunday and Patterson said he should send him home for “saying (n-word) in the meeting room.” Jordan alleges that Patterson didn’t edit himself and said the racial slur. Jordan also alleged that Patterson went into the locker room Monday and told the players “I wasn’t calling him a (n-word)” and again used the word, prompting the team to sit out Monday’s practice.




“This behavior is not okay now or ever and there needs to be repercussions to these actions,” Jordan tweeted.


TCU senior center Kellton Hollins said the team’s leadership council, of which he’s a part, met with Patterson on Monday.

“We have discussed ways to move forward while keeping in mind the mental health of the football team,” Hollins tweeted. “Coach P understands the significance of what he said.


“Regardless of the context, the word is unacceptable to use but even more so in today’s climate. As a team, we will continue to hold coaches and everyone accountable especially as it pertains to the injustices of America.”

TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini sent an emal to the school’s student media saying Patterson apologized for the incident.


“He said it trying to ask the players not to use it anymore,” Boschini wrote. “He has since apologized for doing so in this manner and said it was a teachable moment for him and many others.”

TCU tight end Artavious Lynn confirmed the team didn’t practice Monday, but also said the situation is getting blown out of proportion. Lynn posted on Twitter: “We as a Team discussed this already on how unacceptable it was to say the word period and decided not to practice to think of ways to move forward. We stood with Dylan about this all the way but (stuff’s) getting twisted.”

Lynn also tweeted at Jordan: “Bruh the man said ‘stop saying n- word in the meetings.’  Dylan said ‘what.’ Coach P said ‘you’ve been saying ‘n—–‘ in meetings not ‘you n—–‘ NOW…..the word shouldn’t be used in any form or fashion but Dylan WRONG for making it seem that way.”


Jordan also clarified that Patterson wasn’t calling him the slur, but reiterated that the word is “not acceptable to be said regardless (of) context.”

TCU linebaker Garrett Wallow had a similar view as Lynn, tweeting: “People gone believe what they believe and take information they heard and ride with it. Just make sure you know what you talking bout because nobody on the team was called the N word. But the media gone do what it does don’t make no sense to explain.”

TCU cornerback Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson tweeted, “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!”

TCU receiver Derius Davis tweeted, “Coach P did not call (any) of his players a N Word… Facts.”

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