App. State suspends tennis athlete after alleged “derogatory comments” at A&T opponent

App State

An ugly incident on the tennis court happened on Sunday when North Carolina A&T faced Appalachian State.

An Appalachian State student-athlete has been suspended after he allegedly made racist comments during a tennis match against North Carolina A&T.

A&T tennis senior John Wilson IV tweeted on Sunday night that Spencer Brown, a member of App. State’s tennis team, made racist remarks and taunted Wilson about his father during their match on Sunday.

App State announced on Monday that an unnamed student-athlete had been suspended following the tennis match for using language that was derogatory and offensive.

Coincidently, App State’s next matchup is against North Carolina Central on Feb. 2.

WIlson, who is also A&T’s senior class president, says he’s always dealt with this type of taunting from opponents.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

On the field. Behind the basket. In the pressbox. Bringing you HBCU Sports like you've never seen it before.

Copyright © HBCU Gameday 2012-2019 Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from HBCU Gameday is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to HBCU Gameday with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

To Top