Football Player Loses Spot After Anti-Obama Comment

Football Player Loses Spot After Anti-Obama Comment

Published November 10, 2008

Posted Nov. 10, 2008 – A University of Texas lineman has lost his spot on the team after suggesting that “all hunters gather up” because “we have a n**ger in the White House.”

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Buck Burnette says he’s sorry for the Facebook.com post, that he’s not racist and didn’t mean to be hurtful.

“Clearly, I have made a mistake and apologized for it and will pay for it. I received it as a text message from an acquaintance and immaturely put it up on Facebook in light of the election…I have to be more mature than to put the reputation of my team at stake and to spread that kind of hate which I don't even believe in.”

Nice words. But isn’t there something kinda illegal about making threats against elected officials?

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