On Friday night, several former Hawkeyes players took to social media to speak on their experiences with racism within the Iowa football program.
It all started with former Iowa and current Chicago Bears offensive lineman James Daniels tweeting about racial disparities within the Hawkeye football program.
“There are too many racial disparities in the Iowa football program,” Daniels tweeted. “Black players have been treated unfairly for far too long.”
That revelation led to many former Iowa players liking or retweeting the status that included former defensive tackle Carl Davis, running back Akrum Wadley and current Green Bay Packer defensive back Josh Jackson. Former Iowa wide receiver Tevaun Smith said to Daniels tweet by saying “A lot of my brothers dealt with issues and I’m glad someone is speaking on it now.”
Manny Rugamba shared details of strength coach Chris Doyle alleged racially insensitive comments.
Star defensive back Amani Hooker suggested it was “difficult” for black players to be themselves when walking around the facility.
“I remember whenever walking into the facility it would be difficult for black players to walk around the facility and be themselves,” Hooker said on Twitter. “As if the way you grew up was the wrong way or wasn’t acceptable & that you would be judge by that and it would impact playing time.”
Former teammate Maurice Fleming:
This is a bad look for the Iowa football program.
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