TCU HC Gary Patterson accused of using racial slur, players refused to practice

TCU Horner Frogs coach Gary Patterson
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TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson is facing allegations of using a racial slur while speaking to a player, which reportedly led to some players refusing to practice on Monday.

Sophomore linebacker Dylan Jordan released a statement on Monday detailing an alleged incident on Sunday when Patterson used a racial slur while speaking to him.

TCU HC Gary Patterson accused of using ‘n-word’ to player

In the post, which contains NSFW language, Jordan detailed how Patterson confronted him after the sophomore posted pictures of his girlfriend on National Girlfriend Day. At that point, Patterson called Jordan a brat then send he’d send him back to Pittsburg, Kansas.

When Jordan responded to Patterson, that’s when his coach allegedly used the n-word when referring to Patterson’s language in the meeting room. When teammates learned about the incident on Monday, multiple defenders refused to practice.

The allegations come a day after former Horned Frogs defensive back Niko Small accused Patterson of using a racial slur in front of his players and demanded TCU’s head coach make a public apology.

Several of Patterson’s teammates confirmed that Patterson used the n-word, but it wasn’t directed at any player and was responding to what the sophomore said in meetings.

Since taking over as TCU’s head coach in 2000, the Horned Frogs have posted a 172-70 record under Patterson with 11 bowl wins and they won the Big 12 Conference in 2014.

Patterson becomes the latest college football coach to face allegations of using racial slurs and for offensive comments and behavior. Clemson Tigers coach Dabo Swinney was accused of using the n-word and Oklahoma State’s star running back Chuba Hubbard refused to play until head coach Mike Gundy apologized for wearing an OAN shirt.