Gators QB Commit Marcus Stokes Apologizes After Scholarship Pulled for Racial Slur in Rap Song

November 21, 2022 Updated 11:40 AM ET

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GAINESVILLE (FLV) – Florida Gators commit quarterback Marcus Stokes is apologizing after a video depicted him using a racial slur on social media singing the words to a song, prompting the University of Florida to pull his scholarship offer.

Stokes posted the following apology to social media:

“I was in my car listening to rap music, rapping along to the words and posted a video of it on social media. I deeply apologize for the words in the song that I chose to say. It was hurtful and offensive to many people, and I regret that.”

Stokes says he has accepted the consequences for his actions and respects the University’s decision to withdraw his scholarship offer to play football.

Stokes has been reportedly committed to the University of Florida since July.

According to MaxPreps, Stokes completed 1,127 passing yards his senior year, with seven touchdowns for Nease High School in Ponte Vedre, Florida.

Stokes previously received offers from a long list of schools including Georgia Southern, Indiana, Liberty, Memphis, Penn State, Pittsburgh, South Florida, University of Utah, and Virginia Tech. 

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