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UCLA Dismisses Runner Chris Weiland Over Video Showing Him Going on Racist, Homophobic Rant

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UCLA student-athlete Chris Weiland has been dismissed after a video of him dropping racist and homophobic slurs went viral.

What We Know:

  • Chris Weiland was a member of the cross country and track and field teams at UCLA until the incident occurred. According to People Magazine, Weiland was filmed back in 2019 using the “n-word” to describe a man who had an affair with his girlfriend.
  • The video takes place in a car, and Weiland can be heard ranting on the phone about the situation. He says, “When she says she doesn’t, you know, want to get back together, why do you think? It’s because she wants to be with this f— f— who has no future. She’s going to be with a stupid n— who’s going to be in community college all his life.”
  • After the video went viral on social media, Weiland’s identity was confirmed, and he was dismissed from both of the teams. UCLA track and field coach Avery Anderson tweeted a statement on Monday addressing the controversy.

  • Other students attending UCLA condemned the reinstatement, including the school’s Black Student-Athlete Alliance. Last Sunday, the group commented on the former-athletes actions writing, “The racist actions that took place by a member of the cross country team are unacceptable and disrespectful, and we at BSAA refuse to accept the actions of that athlete, as well as the lack of actions to address the issue by the coaches, staff, and administration. We do not feel safe with this person on campus.”

Weiland could not be reached for comment.

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