One of the best high school football players in the country had his Florida scholarship offer pulled this weekend after he was seen on video rapping a racial slur...
Marcus Stokes posted the quick, two-second clip on his social media page last week -- appearing to show the quarterback recruit singing, "Welcome back, n***a."
Almost immediately afterward, the Nease H.S. athlete, who's white, received backlash for it ... and on Sunday, the Univ. of Florida made the decision to pull their offer from him.
Stokes had been committed to attending the school since early July.
"I was in my car listening to rap music, rapping along to the words and posted a video of it on social media," Stokes explained on his Twitter page on Sunday.
"I deeply apologize for the words in the song that I chose to say. It was hurtful and offensive to many people, and I regret that."
Stokes continued, "I fully accept the consequences for my actions, and I respect the University of Florida's decision to withdraw my scholarship offer to play football.
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