LAFAYETTE, La. (WGNO) – Four University of Louisiana at Lafayette football players have been disciplined after a video surfaced of them rapping profanity about Donald Trump in the locker room.
According to a report from The Daily Advertiser, the controversy over the players’ behavior has extended beyond the video because of comments made by Ragin’ Cajuns Head Coach Mark Hudspeth.
The video shows four unidentified football players rapping to a song by YG and Nipsey Hussle called FDT (F— Donald Trump).
When a reporter asked Hudspeth about the video, Hudspeth said that Trump had “done much worse.”
“And if everybody that voted for Donald Trump can forgive him and put him in the office of the President of the United States, then I would think they can forgive a few 19-year-olds, too,” Hudspeth reportedly said.
He has since released a statement apologizing for his comments.
Here’s Hudspeth’s official response, courtesy of KATC:
On Tuesday after practice, a video was recorded in our locker room and eventually shared on social media that shows individuals on our football team using obscene gestures and lewd language. I am disappointed by the actions that a few student-athletes demonstrated.
The immature behavior of those individuals is not condoned by our program. It does not represent our entire team or the views of the University. We’ve disciplined four student-athletes and are taking steps to educate all of our student-athletes to prevent this from happening again.
I apologize to our alumni, fans, supporters and the University, who deserve more responsible behavior by our student-athletes.
I regret my response to a reporter’s question after last night’s game that may have offended some voters in the recent election.
You can see an edited version of the video here.