Recruit, Booster, Announcer Punished for Floyd Views

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Several individuals in the sports landscape have lost opportunities after statements they made regarding the George Floyd killing and the ensuing protests.

An incoming Marquette University athlete has lost her scholarship, while USC has cut ties with a booster and a Sacramento Kings’ announcer has been suspended. Each incident came to a head Monday, a week after Floyd died while in police custody in Minneapolis.

TMJ4, an NBC-affiliate in Milwaukee, reported Monday that Marquette had rescinded a prospective student’s offer of admission and athletics scholarship. The official Marquette University Twitter account made the decision public Monday afternoon, replying to a number of accounts calling for punishment over a Snapchat the women’s lacrosse recruit sent out.

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