St. Aug investigating after pre-game football chant includes n-word

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St. Aug investigating after pre-game football chant includes n-word


According to St Aug officials, The video appears
to be before THE Brother Martin game.. But upon further investigation, we learned
this was a chant used before… and school leaders say they are shocked and
embarrassed by the language.. Paul Dudley joining us in studio.. Paul, clear this up for us ! THE VIDEO
SHOWS A PRE-GAME RALLYING FOOTBALL CHANT FROM INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM… IN IT YOU CAN HEAR THE REPEATED USE OF THE
N-WORD FROM MEMBERS OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM. ONE VIDEO LOOKS TO BE FROM THE OCT. 4TH GAME
AGAINST BROTHER MARTIN…WHERE THEY WORE WHITE JERSEYS… ANOTHER VIDEO APPEARS TO BE BEFORE A DIFFERENT
GAME… WE CAN TELL THE VIDEOS ARE FROM THIS SEASON
BECAUSE PLAYERS ARE WEARING THE “COACH WASH” DECAL ON THEIR HELMETS… MADE SPECIAL FOR THIS YEAR. THE SCHOOL DOES CONFIRM THAT A COACH IS IN
THE VIDEO… BUT IT IS NOT THE HEAD COACH. DR. KENNETH ST. CHARLES — THE HEAD OF THE ALL BOYS, HISTORICALLY
BLACK CATHOLIC SCHOOL — SAYS “WE ARE SHOCKED AND EMBARRASSED THAT SUCH BLATANTLY OFFENSIVE
LANGUAGE WOULD BE USED AT ANY SCHOOL EVENT AND DIRECTED TOWARD OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES AND
OPPONENTS. THE WORDS AND ACTIONS OF THE COACH AND THE
PLAYERS FOLLOWING HIS LEAD DO NOT REPRESENT THE VALUES THAT ST. AUGUSTINE HAS EMBODIED FOR MORE THAN SIX DECADES.” NOW — SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE CONDUCTING
A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION WITH ADMINISTRATION, COACHING STAFF, AND OTHERS WHO WERE PRESENT
TO SUPERVISE THE GAME. ON CAM
OUR PARTNERS AT NOLA.COM/TIMES PICAYUNE REACHED HEAD COACH NATHANIEL JONES BY PHONE TODAY… HE DECLINED TO COMMENT AND WOULD *NOT* VERIFY
IF HE IS STILL THE HEAD COACH AT THE SCHOOL… OUR PARTNERS AT NOLA.COM/ THE NEW ORLEANS
ADVOCATE REACHED HEAD COACH *NATHANIEL JONES* BY PHONE TODAY… HE DECLInED TO COMMENT AND WOULD *NOT* VERIFY
IF HE IS STILL THE HEAD COACH AT THE SCHOOL…


47 Comments

Nathaniel Austin · October 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm

They should feel uncomfortable and embarrass.

Jay Sneaux · October 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm

🤦‍♂️

Bridget White · October 8, 2019 at 5:13 pm

This is News REALLY!!!

dlew504 · October 8, 2019 at 5:57 pm

Not sure where the other video went with the comments…..but remember the culture in New Orleans is unique especially surrounding football. There's a reason the city has produced the most players in the nfl per capita. To outsiders or those just moving into the city they may be FLABBERGASTED by such language and rhetoric in this video. But someone whose been born and bred in NOLA will tell you this is nothing new, not a big deal and they've probably seen worse at NORD games while laughing at the attention this video is getting.

Evan C · October 8, 2019 at 6:05 pm

Did the coach say it or the players

carverrams24 · October 8, 2019 at 6:18 pm

There is a (RAT) on the football team with that said it was wrong

Wayne LaBeaud · October 8, 2019 at 6:24 pm

Strange, in 2010 Bro.martin did a video that was posted on the internet. It depicted St.Aug football players as gorillas… full head masks and arms with SA football.helmets .. NO APOLOGY from them…no one fired…no investigation just quietly removed video from the internet. BUT we have to apologize, investigate, and terminate for using a term thea doesn't even refer to the opposition !!! WTF ?
WHY ??????

Reginald Green · October 8, 2019 at 6:32 pm

There's a snitch among the st. Aug purple punks

Dexter Charles · October 8, 2019 at 7:03 pm

Lol smh I can't believe y'all wasting time on this…pathetic

T Weston · October 8, 2019 at 9:11 pm

Pathetic! I'm a proud black man and the coach should be fired and never work with children again! And this is a Christian SCHOOL. I guess they forgot about Christ!

Blondels Theorem · October 8, 2019 at 10:15 pm

Sad

dream corrallated · October 8, 2019 at 10:20 pm

My sista boyfriend plays for them. Nothing wrong! Yall acting like yall ain't say it! This is outrageous. I'm buying the shirt 2!

SincerelyRell · October 8, 2019 at 11:12 pm

This is foolish and a waste of time

J P · October 8, 2019 at 11:13 pm

Did they at least win?

Chris Hunt · October 8, 2019 at 11:41 pm

What kind of coach gets his players to use this word,if it would have been a white coach,could you imagine the outcry from the black parents!

DJDROPIT · October 9, 2019 at 1:04 am

Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves for firing this coach… I'm pretty sure that those students say and do worst that what this coach has said… It's a chant to hyoe his team up…. I've known people that went to St Aug and smoke cigarettes and marijuana in the school campus, but no one brought that up…. I feel that the student or whomever recorded this should be kicked off the team also…

Brian Kreller · October 9, 2019 at 1:20 am

Who cares. It's a main stream word used by everyone these days. Doesnt really mean anything to today's youth. It's only the 50 plus who gets offended…

velvetfan · October 9, 2019 at 1:23 am

it's called hyping before the game. And its African American kids saying it. we got worse stuff to worry about.. have they heard rap music over the last 25 years

Big Sexy · October 9, 2019 at 3:10 am

It doesn't matter what other schools do because we have to set the standard for ourselves. Darren Dixon, Tyrone Paine, Tony Biagas,Burton Burns,Keith Jenkins or Lloyd Ozo had more dignity and pride to even think of chanting that type of foolishness with us.

Diamonddd’s World · October 9, 2019 at 5:26 am

Do the most

Robert Harris · October 9, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Just proves that "only" blacks can use to word without consequences is false…

Flowerpuff · October 9, 2019 at 2:11 pm

This is so stupid. They are saying black using the n word is bad but whites made that word. It’s power for blacks we claim it because whites used it against now we are claiming the power
now we can’t say it wow imma say it till I die now

Flowerpuff · October 9, 2019 at 2:15 pm

They are now controlling us with this stupid mess
did they do all this for all the blacks that got killed but this is so important because blacks used a word that gave whites power but we are taking the power black
America is stupid

godfathaofyo · October 9, 2019 at 3:34 pm

But i thought if you say it with an A a the end…its okay, hahhahahahah

Wickedthtz · October 9, 2019 at 5:27 pm

A ALL Black school sang the chant???? What's the problem?

jsavoy1 · October 9, 2019 at 5:27 pm

About time blacks get in trouble for using the word they find offensive! Can't Have it both ways!

musicsuxnowadays · October 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm

there's that word again…………..BY BLACK PEOPLE………….. you wonder why you are looked at the way you are……… so glad this coach was fired. all these kids should be suspended from the team. In a hundred years IF this word is still around ………THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO KEPT IT AROUND ARE BLACK PEOPLE.

Alonzo Horton · October 9, 2019 at 7:34 pm

If you played ball then you know football isn’t for nice guys!!!! The same people that are saying negative things about this don’t do anything for the Aug so keep your mouth shut

camron leblanc · October 9, 2019 at 8:07 pm

I think we should be suspended for the football team for saying it but instead of fully firing coach jones, suspend him from the school? Cursing will be in your everyday life, including nigga. So no one should be fired for saying it when it’s not used to discriminate

Kimbo Slice · October 9, 2019 at 8:42 pm

Ignorant

Secret Encounter · October 10, 2019 at 1:27 am

Technically speaking, the N word ending in “A” is not the same as the one ending in “R”. It has 2 different meanings. The one ending in “A” is slang for black dude in the black community. It’s not said as a derogatory statement.

Doug Helsley · October 10, 2019 at 1:19 pm

Can't see how anyone can think that this is acceptable… except people that don't see an issue with their own actions.

Shawn Clark · October 10, 2019 at 4:19 pm

WTF NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO CENSOR CHANTS INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM?

Øbłivion Z · October 10, 2019 at 10:11 pm

Hey,anybody got the original video

Mr Polo Down · October 10, 2019 at 11:23 pm

"It's just locker room banter" Donald J. Trump

Taranika Jones · October 11, 2019 at 3:49 am

Aww really its just a chant get over it. People take things to serious there are more important issues that go on other then a word.

Davieon Lampton · October 11, 2019 at 4:06 am

To much

Lmao I have no Friends Hi · October 11, 2019 at 4:43 am

Bruh everyone on st Aug black

Lmao I have no Friends Hi · October 11, 2019 at 4:44 am

There now gonna say its gang related

jim guiry · October 11, 2019 at 7:41 am

Why is this news

Michael Rincon · October 11, 2019 at 10:52 am

Link to the original?

garrett deschamp · October 11, 2019 at 11:24 am

Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, they coming for yo language.

handsome25286 · October 11, 2019 at 12:46 pm

I understand maybe it wasn’t right to have HS students saying that kind of language but this is Football u gotta be hyped before games !

Steven Fallon · October 11, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Sounds like it wasn't "nigger" but "nigga," street slang for any potentially person really. See how stupid the so-called "rules" are when you give silly words such power? The guy should never have been fired.

fluff · October 11, 2019 at 9:07 pm

shieeeet

fluff · October 11, 2019 at 9:08 pm

It's offensive because some people have only 1 hand.

garryl time · October 12, 2019 at 1:36 am

I just want the original video

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