Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 10/3/13
Former Ole Miss football star Deuce McAllister, who played eight seasons in the NFL as a running back for the New Orleans Saints, doesn’t seem to think that the developing story regarding Rebels players allegedly “heckling” student actors during the school’s rendition of “The Laramie Project” is particularly newsworthy. For those playing catch up, it was reported that 20 football players were among those using “gay slurs” during the performance, which was about Matthew Shepard’s 1998 murder. Deuce’s take: Gotta be a slow news day. I don’t condone the actions of the 20 freshmen Ole Miss players nor do I know all of the facts but the reaction — deuce mcallister (@dmcallister26) October 3, 2013 And comments by most is laughable. Yes they know better and will pay for their actions. Teachable moment at best. — deuce mcallister (@dmcallister26) October 3, 2013 Since the initial report, which was written by Adam Ganucheau of The Daily Mississippian, coach Hugh Freeze has taken to Twitter to address the situation, stating that he’s currently in the process of learning all of the facts. It is not yet known if there will be any consequences for the players in attendance. McAllister’s response seems to downplay the event, which has caused uproar on social media. Is he right that it’s just a “teachable moment”, or should this be considered a bigger deal?
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