A video circulating on Twitter over the weekend shows Alabama State University (ASU) wide receiver Jacob Freeman punching a security guard in the face after the team lost to Florida A&M on the road on Saturday.
Freeman, wearing jersey number 16, appeared to be approaching the stands when the security guard stepped in the way. Freeman then engaged in a brief verbal altercation with the security guard before hitting him.
Warning: The following video contains foul language.
i hope yall bus break down on the darkest part of I-10.. man was tryna do his job and you throwing a tantrum at your big age 😂 pic.twitter.com/teysLep1bx— stunna ✨ (@takeyviaa) September 24, 2023
ASU Athletics director Dr. Jason Cable told the press in a statement that the university is aware of the incident and does not condone Freeman's actions. However, he did not directly identify the athlete. Cable also said Freeman has been suspended indefinitely from the football team.
Accordingly, Freeman no longer appears on ASU's roster.
Nevertheless, Freeman's profile is still on ESPN. According to the profile, Freeman is a junior from LaGrange, Ga.
He attended Callaway (Ga.) High School and was a backup wide receiver at Georgia State University (GSU) in 2021 and 2022 before transferring to ASU this season.
ASU participates in the Southwestern Atheltic Conference (SWAC), a conference made up of mainly historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) football teams in the Football Championship Subdivision.
After Saturday's loss, ASU is now 1-2 and 0-1 in the SWAC. The team faces Alcorn at home on Saturday, September 30.
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