Georgia Tech says a campus police officer didn't racially profile a top football recruit and that it's all a "miscommunication."
The school tells TMZ Sports that a campus cop was right to remove the mother of lineman recruit Jordan Johnson from a game last week because she didn't have the required ticket to sit in the special section. Johnson felt like the slight was racially motivated and has since de-committed from Georgia Tech's football program.
Johnson says he was given a special lanyard, granting him and his family access to the section, but that the officer acted like he forged their passes and didn't belong.
That's the part Georgia Tech calls "miscommunication," but the school is standing by the officer's decision to remove Johnson's family from the section.
"The Georgia Tech Police Department review of the complaint confirms the initial assessment as a miscommunication about seating and credentials in a section," a rep for the school told TMZ. "The family was among those who were inappropriately sitting in the section and asked to relocate as part of a general sweep. Officials have been in contact with the family and are continuing to review the matter."
It will be interesting to see if Johnson believes what the school is saying enough to commit back to the program or if Georgia Tech lost out on one of the top football recruits in the country.
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