Miami QB Harris received hate message on Twitter
Miami quarterback Jacory Harris said Sunday that he received a racially motivated hate message on Twitter following the Hurricanes' loss to Ohio State last weekend.
ICONJacory Harris said Sunday that he received a racially motivated hate message on Twitter.
The 6-4, 200-pound signal caller, who is black, said he received at least one comment on the social-messaging site from someone saying that Miami should not have "a black quarterback." Harris threw four interceptions, matching a career-worst, in Miami's 36-24 loss to Ohio State on Sept. 11.
Five days ago Miami told its football players to discontinue using Twitter.
"Not really worried about it," Harris told The Associated Press. "I know people say things like that. It's part of the sport. Got to get used to it."
Harris neither said specifically what was written nor revealed the sender's identity, and he said he could not remember if the tweet contained any threats. His Twitter account was deleted last week. He noted that he skipped through many of the messages he received because they were mainly negative.
The Hurricanes (1-1) visit Pittsburgh (1-1) on Thursday night.
In his weekly interview session with reporters, Harris said at least three different times that he was not letting the comments affect him, and urged media covering the team to take the same approach.
"It's happened before, but it's nothing that I'm worried about," Harris said. "I'm not worried about it, so you guys shouldn't be worried about it. I'm OK with it. It's not a problem. Not with me."
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