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Sport URI Investigates Racist Instagram Post Aimed at Dolphins' Emmanuel Ogbah

09:15  21 october  2021
09:15  21 october  2021 Source:   si.com

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The post was made on Instagram after the Dolphins -Jaguars game in London but has been removed. The university opened an investigation of the post after becoming aware of it on Tuesday. However, the university but has not provided any further comments on the situation, according to the Providence Journal. Ogbah , who finished Sunday's game with three tackles, one sack and one pass deflection in the Dolphins 23-20 loss to the Jaguars, said he typically does not pay attention to racist comments but this time things were different. "I normally ignore stuff like this but this is uncalled for!"

University of Rhode Island president Marc Parlange said the school has launched a review of a racist Instagram post allegedly directed by one of its students Sunday toward Miami Dolphins defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah . Linda Borg of the Providence Journal reported Tuesday the original post by the student The student wasn't identified. "The university learned today of an offensive, unacceptable and racist comment posted to social media earlier today, allegedly by one of our students. This language is abhorrent and has no place in a community that is deeply committed to anti- racism ," Parlange said.

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Ogbah said in a since-deleted tweet that the post was uncalled for.

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The University of Rhode Island President Marc Parlange denounced a racist social media message that was allegedly created by a student targeting Dolphins defensive lineman Emmanuel Ogbah on Sunday.

The post was made on Instagram after the Dolphins-Jaguars game in London but has been removed.

The university opened an investigation of the post after becoming aware of it on Tuesday. However, the university but has not provided any further comments on the situation, according to the Providence Journal.

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URI is investigating the post , which took place on Instagram Sunday after the NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars, and has since been deleted. The post has since been deleted, as followed by a tweet Dolphins Defensive Lineman Emmanuel Ogbah , who shared the message that was aimed at him, according to sports websites. A URI spokesperson said on Tuesday that the university came to know about a post purportedly sent by a student to a member of the Dolphins . David Lovely said it contained offensive and racist language, but would not comment further.

In a since-deleted tweet, Dolphins defensive lineman Emmanuel Ogbah shared a hateful, racist message that was sent to him on Instagram after his team's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. "The University learned today of an offensive, unacceptable and racist comment posted to social media earlier today, allegedly by one of our students," Parlange said. "This language is abhorrent and has no place in a community that is deeply committed to anti- racism ." He said the university has taken "immediate action" and referred the matter to the university student conduct process for review.

Ogbah, who finished Sunday's game with three tackles, one sack and one pass deflection in the Dolphins 23-20 loss to the Jaguars, said he typically does not pay attention to racist comments but this time things were different.

"I normally ignore stuff like this but this is uncalled for!" Ogbah wrote in a since-deleted tweet in reaction to the message.

The 27-year-old is in the middle of his fifth NFL season but his second with the Dolphins.

Parlange released a statement to the university community, stating that the details of the post were "abhorrent" and are not tolerated within the university community.

"This language is abhorrent and has no place in a community that is deeply committed to anti-racism," the statement read.

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Miami Dolphins defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah received a racist message on Instagram following his team’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday (October 17) in London. Ogbah said he typically ignores the abusive and negative comments and messages he receives, however one According to Knewz, a man named Nick Mongeau used the racial slur against Ogbah , who reposted it in a tweet that has since been deleted. Following the message being made public by the NFL star, Mongeau’s employer, the University of Rhode Island, released a statement condemning the horrible act of racism .

Kathy Collins, vice president of student affairs at URI, indicated that the alleged student will have the opportunity to accept responsibility for his or her actions. If the student does not, he or she will be subject to a hearing to determine if any school policies were violated. Possible sanctions in the situation could range from a warning to expulsion.

Ogbah was drafted in the second round of the 2016 draft by the Browns (2016-18) before going on to play with the Chiefs in 2019 where he won a Super Bowl.

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