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Black lawmakers urging football recruits to not play at USC

Mar 24, 2010 2:51:00 PM - thestate.com
Black lawmakers are urging black football recruits to reconsider playing for the University of South Carolina because the school may lose its lone African-American trustee.

Top black state legislators told The Associated Press on Wednesday that members of the black community were calling recruits. Black caucus chairman Rep. David Weeks said recruits should know some people in the state want blacks to play sports but not serve as trustees.

The flap involves a black lawyer whose election next month by the Legislature is in doubt.

Weeks and other lawmakers would not say who is making the calls. The AP could not immediately confirm whether any recruits had been contacted.

A university athletics spokesman said he was not aware of the calls.

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