A Northwestern Football Player From Morris High School Says School Enabled Racism

A Morris High School graduate was one of three former Northwestern football players described a “culture of enabling racism” according to the Daily Northwestern. Ramon Diaz Jr. was an offensive lineman for Northwestern from 2005 to 2008 and said his experience as a Latino on the football team was hostile as non-white player. Diaz is one of three players recalling incidents of racism from both coaching staff and players.

Meanwhile, Pat Fitzgerald is speaking out after being fired as Northwestern’s football coach. Fitzgerald was let go after hazing allegations were made against the football program by former players. He released a statement saying he was surprised that NU President Michael Schill revoked an agreement to receive a two-week suspension to resolve an investigation into the hazing accusations. Fitzgerald added that his attorney Dan Webb and agent Bryan Harlan will “take the necessary steps to protect my rights in accordance with the law.”