The University of Tennessee issued a direct, well-written, unified statement Sunday afternoon from the athletics department via Phillip Fulmer and the 15 head coaches.
Below are reactions from some current UT athletes, coaches and University of Tennessee Chancellor Donde Lowman speaking out about the recent events in our country.
Offensive Lineman Trey Smith
I’m so mad right now… GOD give me strength and peace!
— Trey Smith (@TreySmith73) May 29, 2020
Defensive Lineman Matthew Butler
I am infuriated but unfortunately not surprised. The events of these past few days are revolting, but this has been happening for centuries. This is nothing new… #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #MyPeopleStillAreNotFree
— Matthew Butler (@mattbutler_45) May 29, 2020
Quarterback Brian Maurer
Let’s not forget pic.twitter.com/KgUOtv4TIV
— Brian Maurer (@maurerera_2) May 31, 2020
Assistant Coach Shelton Felton
— Coach Shelton Felton (@shelton_felton) May 31, 2020
Lady Vols Coach Kellie Harper
“Red, brown, yellow, black and white
They are precious in His sight.”
Racism has no place in this world. Too many people are suffering.#untilwewin
— Kellie Harper (@KellieHarper) May 30, 2020
UT Chancellor Donde Plowman
His name is George Floyd. The pain and fear are real for so many members of our campus community. We must do better. Please read my entire statement.https://t.co/hSjfomhZgU
— Donde Plowman (@DondePlowman) May 30, 2020
Quarterback Kasim Hill
Excuse some of my language but these are my thoughts on our current situation in America. A lot of change needs to happen, which may not come with the swiftness we want and need but we all (black, white, asian, etc) need to keep taking the necessary steps for substantial change. pic.twitter.com/45FII1iHm7
— Kasim Hill (@Khillqb11) June 1, 2020