Delaware State President Shares Statement on Lacrosse Team, Georgia Police Incident

Delaware State President Shares Statement on Lacrosse Team, Georgia Police Incident

A traffic stop in April involving Georgia police officers left some Delaware State women’s lacrosse team members traumatized and the school president “incensed.”

According to Sydney Anderson, a Hornets lacrosse player who wrote about the encounter for the school’s newspaper, the team was traveling through the state on April 20, returning home after a game against Stetson University. Police stopped their charter bus and claimed the bus had committed a traffic violation. But then, police began going through the players’ luggage, claiming to be looking for narcotics.

“To be clear, nothing illegal was discovered in this search, and all our coaches and student-athletes comported themselves with dignity throughout a trying and humiliating process,” university president Tony Allen said in a statement. “Our student-athletes, coaches, and the subcontracted bus driver are all safe. I have spoken with many of them, and in the course of investigating this incident in conjunction with our General Counsel and Athletic Director, I have also reached out to Delaware’s Governor, Congressional delegation, Attorney General, and Black Caucus. They, like me, are incensed.” 


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