Nebraska will conduct an internal review into allegations members of its football team used a racial slur against an Iowa player, according to a statement the school released Saturday.
Hawkeye defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie said after Friday’s game — a 40-10 victory for Iowa — that “a couple of guys” on the Nebraska team were “throwing around” racial slurs during the contest. Ekakitie declined to identify the players or explain what was said.
“Anyone who is going out of their way to disrespect someone in that manner, regardless of the competitive field, you’re a piece of trash,” Ekakitie said Friday. “I’ll say it to his face, too. I’m not going to hide my face. I’m very up front and I’ll tell you as it is. It’s never been acceptable to me and it never will be.
Nebraska, in a statement, said it has reached out to Iowa to “ascertain the facts regarding the allegation.”
“Regardless of the outcome of our review, Nebraska Athletics does not condone such conduct of any kind, at any time, by anyone associated with our athletics program.”