TCU LB Dylan Jordan says Coach Gary Patterson used 'n-word'

Ruben Hill
August 4, 2020

Redshirt freshman linebacker Dylan Jordan claims on his Twitter account a conversation over the appropriateness of Jordan posting a photo of his girlfriend to Twitter escalated into a dispute during which Patterson called him "a f-ing brat" and used the racial slur.

TCU's chancellor said football coach Gary Patterson apologized Monday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team meetings.

"We refused to go to practice this morning and [Patterson] came to the locker room and said, 'I wasn't calling him a [racial slur]'" Jordan wrote.

When Jordan asked why, Patterson said "you've been saying (n-word) in the meeting room". Jordan said he confirmed with several teammates Monday that Patterson had used the word, and they stayed away from practice as a result.

"This behavior is not okay now or ever and there needs to be repercussions to these actions", Jordan wrote.

He admits his first year of football "life has been really rocky" at TCU and feels he was lied to in recruiting about the potential for early playing time.

"I can't believe I was apart of a team and university that allows a person to be in a position of power and to say "[racial slur]" in front of his players. "The word was unacceptable for My coach to say it regardless of the content", said Lynn.

Former safety Niko Small brought light to the allegations on Twitter, but has since deleted the tweet.

Once Jordan made his claims on Twitter, several players condemned Patterson's use of the racial slur, while also opposing Jordan's attempt to make it seem as though Patterson was calling him the slur directly. When Jordan replied, "What?" that's when Patterson said, "you've been saying [racial slur] in meetings", according to Lynn. "As a team, we will continue to hold coaches and everyone accountable especially as it pertains to the injustices of America".

© Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson after a 2019 game against the Texas Longhorns. He is the latest of several college football coaches to run into issues involving racial insensitivity in recent months.

Patterson is the winningest coach in school history, totaling a 172-70 record in 20 seasons.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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