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UGA player kicked off team after allegedly using racial slurs during game

ATHENS, Ga. (WJBF) - A UGA baseball player accused of making racial comments directed toward quarterback Justin Fields during Georgia's football game against Tennessee last weekend has been kicked off the team.

The university announced Wednesday that Adam Sasser has been dismissed from the UGA baseball team.

Sasser was accused of using a slur when yelling for coaches to put Fields -- who is black-- into the game.

Sasser is a Greenbrier High School graduate, who lead the Wolfpack to the state finals three times.

He has released the following statement:

First and foremost, I want to apologize for my actions at the football game on Saturday. I totally understand why my actions were offensive and I am deeply sorry for any pain or distress this has caused anyone.  

Secondly, I would like to apologize to the University of Georgia, my teammates and my coaches for the past 3 plus years and say that I am extremely sorry I have put you all in this position and wish nothing but the best for everyone.  

Lastly, I would like to thank my parents, extended family and too many friends to count for your love and constant support my whole life but especially during these past few days. I deeply regret disappointing each of you and will do everything in my power to never disappoint any of you again.

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