University of Georgia Bulldogs freshman lineman Jamaal Jarrett is feeling remorse over his racially insensitive comment made on his Instagram Live last month during the NFL Draft.
Jarrett expected the Atlanta Falcons to select Georgia star Jalen Carter with the eighth overall pick, and when an Asian man walked to the podium to reveal the selection, he made a comment that shocked many.
«Jalen Carter, come on Asian. Ching chong,» Jarrett said.
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Jarrett, a four-star recruit who committed to Georgia as a defensive tackle, issued a statement on Twitter not only apologizing but wanting to make an effort to advance the Asian American/Pacific Islander community.
«I recently made racially insensitive comments on my social media platform,» Jarrett began. «I am ashamed of my actions which have caused tremendous harm and pain, especially to those in the AAPI community, and I truly apologize. I did not mean to hate or harm anyone.»
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«Over the last few days I have learned more about the AAPI community and the rise in hate crimes that have been directed against members of the community. I have come to understand more clearly where I went wrong and why this behavior was wrong. The guy The language I used is harmful and there is no place for it anywhere,» he wrote.
«I want to grow from this situation and have a more positive impact in the community. I am committed to better representing myself and showing that I am not the type of person to make hurtful comments. I can’t change the mistake I made, but I can control what I do.» do and say in the future and use this as a growth opportunity,» Jarrett continued.
«As we celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, I plan to contribute by learning and speaking with students and others on our campus and in Athens to learn how I can support the AAPI community. I promise I will learn from this mistake and do better.» .
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Jarrett is a product of Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, and was selected to the All-American Bowl as a senior.
Jarrett was ranked the No. 172 prospect nationally in the Class of 2023 and the 23rd ranked defensive lineman prospect.
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He had 63 total tackles as a senior last year with 18 tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries, one interception and one sack.