Oregon State player dismissed from team after racist audio surfaces

Oregon State tight end Rocco Carley was dismissed from the team on Thursday after audio surfaced of him using racist language, according to the Salem Statesman Journal‘s Pete Martini

The recording featured Carley using racist language to describe Black Americans, Muslims and LGBTQ+ people. 

“I became aware of the comments made by Rocco Carley earlier this evening. I immediately shared the audio with [athletic director] Scott Barnes,” Oregon State head football coach Jonathan Smith said in a statement. “We both agreed this language and attitude is entirely unacceptable, regardless of circumstances or environment. I spoke with Rocco and dismissed him from the team. I will not tolerate racism or hate speech.”

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