Gerald McCoy rips school after daughter was called N-word by classmates
Gerald McCoy says his daughter was a victim of racism while at school recently, and the veteran defensive tackle is furious over the way the school’s administrators handled the incident.
In a series of videos he shared on Instagram, McCoy explained that some young boys were playing “Truth or Dare” when one of the boys was dared to go up to his 12-year-old daughter and call her the N-word. McCoy says the boy was “bold enough to do it,” and he ended up being suspended from school for one day. However, the longtime Tampa Bay Buccaneers says school officials did not call the McCoy family to inform them about the incident.
“You would think that they would inform us, but that is not what happened,” McCoy explained. “We were informed by my daughter. It wasn’t until my wife had to email the head of the school and ask what happened and why we hadn’t been informed. The head of school said, ‘Well I was going to investigate, then let you know.’
“That lets me known racism is not being taken seriously enough. There’s no way, shape or form where that was handled properly.”
McCoy was further angered by the fact that one of his 3-year-old twins was sent home from the same school for a full week because the child had “potty training issues.” He said a school administrator told him comparing the suspension for the boys who used racist language to his 3-year-old being sent home for a week is “apples and oranges,” but McCoy does not see it that way.
“I’m not saying the administrator is racist, but what I’m telling you is things are not fair. … People are brushing racism under the rug like it doesn’t still exist,” he said.
If you remember, McCoy was one of the players who weighed in on the national anthem protest controversy across the NFL last year. It’s a shame his daughter would have to be subject to treatment like that anywhere in the world, let alone at her school.