Kerry Martin Jr. took to social media on Tuesday with a story to tell.
The West Virginia safety is looking for a change as he voiced his frustrations with the Mountaineer football program involving the treatment of players by defensive coordinator Vic Koenning.
Koenning allegedly called Martin “retarded” and “had antagonized” former West Virginia safety Derrek Pitts for his religious beliefs. He also stated he made him feel like property following practice during 2019 fall camp with “everybody get in the house and upstairs to the meeting.”
According to Martin — Koenning responded to the recent social injustie protests by stating “if people did not want to get tear gassed, or push back by the police, then they shouldn’t be outside protesting.” He also alleged how Koenning said President Trump should “build the wall and keep Hispanics out of the country.”
This revaltion comes on the heels of players on the team as well as head coach Neal Brown joining the protest in Morgantown following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
To make matters worse, this was addressed with Neal Brown, according to Martin.
Martin did go onto say that “Coach Vic is not a bad person and he does mean well in many aspects.” However, he did add that the “heinous actions towards us overrule the good things he as done” also adding that he and his teammates are “uncomfortable being around him [Koenning]”.
“Martin added that he didn’t want to bring negativity to the program but with everything going on and for him to still act this way and feel okay for with saying what he said is not okay. Enough is enough.”