Appalachian State freshman tennis player Spencer Brown has been suspended for allegedly making racist remarks to North Carolina A&T player John Wilson IV during their match over the weekend. Wilson went on Twitter after their match to call out Brown for telling him, “At least I know my dad.” He added that App State’s coach got in on the racism as well:
On Monday, Appalachian State announced in a statement they suspended Brown indefinitely for his behavior:
After yesterday’s men’s tennis match, an Appalachian State student-athlete engaged in behavior that was derogatory and offensive. This student-athlete has been suspended indefinitely from the team, effectively immediately, for violating the student-athlete discipline policy. We have reached out to #NCAT to convey our apologies on behalf of Appalachian State athletics and the university for the conduct of this member of the team.
Wilson took to Twitter again to thank Appalachian State, and also mentioned dealing with remarks like this is nothing new for him:
Brown’s profile on App State notes he was a four-star recruit out of high school and top-100 in the country.