Originally written on College Spun  |  Last updated 10/14/14
This past Wednesday night, it was reported by The Daily Mississippian that numerous Ole Miss football players partook in the heckling of student actors putting on a performance of “The Laramie Project”, a play about Matthew Shepard’s murder. Allegedly, the football players, among others, used “borderline hate speech” and the word “fag” in reference to the actors, one of which is gay. Today, the school announced that all in attendance, including 25 football players, will be required to complete an “education dialogue session” at the university. Hugh Kellenberger of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger was the first to report the news: Every student at Tuesday’s performance of The Laramie Project will be required to attend an “educational dialogue” session led by Ole Miss. — Hugh Kellenberger (@HKellenbergerCL) October 4, 2013 He also says that the school will not issue further penalties without new information: Athletics department is still gathering facts, any additional penalties to athlet
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