Alexis Jeffrey had allegedly called her UCLA teammates the n-word and her teammates talked to her about it. Rather than provide some discipline the team is going to let her transfer?!
ETA: The circumstances are actually not explained firsthand. Later it was said that AJ was singing the words to songs and used that word. I don’t claim to have the facts or to be a factual reporter, this is not a news site.
Well, other schools should decline to accept them. People have gotten college acceptances pulled when evidence of their racism has come to light, not sure why any team would want someone who would likely be very divisive to the team.
They cannot, however, in conference they can force a year off.
Since LSU is out of conference it won’t matter. Plus, Jeffrey didn’t compete for UCLA, so she doesn’t lose her year of eligibility.
I wonder when the transfer will occur or if it will if LSU finds out.
Also, we are only going on what Derrian Gobourne’s mother, which is interesting that she would find this out and post about it before anyone else did.
Not that she is lying about it but maybe she heard incorrectly or heard wrong information.
I think we need a little more information than just the posts of Derrian’s mother.
Though it is telling that her teammates unfollowed her.
If LSU allows the transfer and this situation is true, it is really unfortunate given LSU’s sportsmanship with Chae Campbell at NCAAs last year.
So, from what I have heard the situation is rather nuanced and complicated. She did not call anyone the N-word but apparently used the word with the “soft r” when singing the lyrics to a song that was on a speaker. Other non black athletes had also been singing along. A non black teammate approached her and told her she couldn’t sing that part of the song. The team mate was asked why it was ok for her to sing that specific lyric and things went from there.
Of course there are many more conversations going on! As Robin said this is not a good look for Walker and the AD at UCLA. Marz, Flatley and others are calling them out. I imagine fear of lawsuits is an issue in UCLA’s silence.