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Mississippi football players disrupt campus play

3 years 2 months 5 days ago October 03, 2013 Oct 3, 2013 Thursday, October 03 2013 October 03, 2013 10:26 PM in LSU Sports
Source: AP Sports Writer
By: DAVID BRANDT

JACKSON, Miss. - A University of Mississippi professor says that a group of Ole Miss students, including football players, disrupted a production of a campus play with "hate speech" on Tuesday night.

Michael Barnett, the assistant theatre chair, says several students in the play told him that audience members were disruptive and used "derogatory terms" for homosexuals during a production of "The Laramie Project" on campus.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze confirmed to The Associated Press Thursday that football players were in the crowd. Barnett says a group of football players apologized after the play.

Freeze tweeted on Thursday morning, "We certainly do not condone any actions that offend or hurt people in any way. We are working with all departments involved to find the facts."

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