Georgia baseball first baseman Adam Sasser has been dismissed from the team, Georgia announced Wednesday, Oct. 3. The dismissal comes after multiple sources said Sasser was yelling racial slurs at the Sept. 29 Georgia football game.
On Wednesday, Sasser issued a public apology for his actions through a tweet.
On Monday, Georgia released a statement from director of athletics Greg McGarity, in which McGarity said the university was investigating an incident involving a member of the baseball team.
"We are aware of a reported incident this weekend involving conduct by one of our student-athletes," McGarity said. "While we are limited in what we can say about the incident at this time, I want to reemphasize that we do not condone discriminatory behavior. The University’s Equal Opportunity Office thoroughly reviews all reported violations of our Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy to ensure an appropriate response."
Africa Buggs, a junior political science and psychology major, told The Red & Black she witnessed Sasser yell the N-word at a player during Georgia football's game against Tennessee.
Buggs said she was at the game with Klarissa Gulebian, a student who made a post on Overheard UGA. In the post, Gleubian said she saw a Georgia baseball player yelling racial slurs during the game.
During the 2018 season, Sasser was a second team All-SEC selection after batting .317 and hitting 10 home runs as a junior.