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Clemson assistant sorry for racial slur

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson assistant coach Danny Pearman said he made a “grave mistake” when he repeated a racial slur to ex-Tigers tight end D.J. Greenlee at practice three years ago.

The incident came to light Tuesday when former player Kanyon Tuttle posted about it on social media. Tuttle was responding to the school's post of Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney's comments Monday about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

Floyd, a black man, died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for several minutes even after Floyd stopped moving and pleading for air.

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