(Athens, GA – AP) — A fraternity at the University of Georgia says it has expelled four members after they were seen in a racist video online. Tau Kappa Epsilon said it was disgusted, appalled and angered by the video, which shows men using a racial slur and talking about picking cotton.
The frat said it first heard about the video Friday and moved to kick the men out. The local chapter of the frat is also temporarily suspended while the national organization investigates further. The university also issued a statement that racism has no place on its campus.
(SL) – The University of Georgia Bulldog football team is down one offensive lineman after he was arrested for allegedly hitting and choking his girlfriend on Saturday night. D’Antne Demery was due to join the Bulldogs in the summer.
He was released from his letter of intent with the team on Sunday, shortly after he was released from jail on bond.
Demery is accused of grabbing the mother of his one-month-old child outside of the Waffle House in Athens and throwing her against the wall.
The altercation happened the evening of UGA’s intrasquad scrimmage G-Day game, which he attended. Demery is charged with simple assault and criminal trespassing.