Black player said he transferred after getting text of noose

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Posted: Aug 05, 2016 10:18 AM

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A black South Carolina high school football player says racial comments from teammates and a photo of a noose in a text prompted him to transfer.

D'Angelo Knight was a standout running back last season at Pinewood Prep.

The 16-year-old Knight tells The Post and Courier of Charleston (http://bit.ly/2aDNrEB ) that he endured racial comments last season but did not tell the head coach, who is also black, because he simply wanted to play football.

But Knight said while attending a Florida State football camp last month, he sent a message to a team group chat joking he was transferring to nearby Fort Dorchester. He said one teammate replied with a picture of a noose.

Pinewood Prep headmaster Steve Mandell said the school takes the allegations seriously and is investigating.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com