Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Gerald McCoy upset daughter was called n-word at school

Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said Thursday in an Instagram video that the school his sixth-grade daughter attends did not tell him about an incident in which a group of boys at the school called her the n-word.

McCoy did not name the school in the video.

"We have to stop letting these things be brushed under the rug," McCoy tweeted. "When is this gonna stop?"

McCoy said the boys were playing "Truth or Dare" when two of them were dared to walk up to McCoy's 12-year-old daughter and call her the n-word to her face.

McCoy said his daughter did not react negatively or violently. She told the boys the comment was inappropriate and disrespectful and told them "it better not happen again."

Though his daughter told the head of the school about the incident, McCoy said neither he nor his wife were contacted by the school, and he only learned of it from his daughter.

"The crazy thing about this whole situation," McCoy said in a subsequent video, "is that when I was talking to the head of the school, they told me that they honestly don't believe that the boys knew what they were doing."

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