Southeast Kansas coach to German student: I’m your new Hitler
INDEPENDENCE, Kan. — According to KGGF NewsRadio, an Independence Community College student from Germany shared a ‘fiery’ text exchange between himself and Head Football Coach Jason Brown on social media.
The student, Alexandros Alexiou, claims Coach Brown texted him that he should come see him and that he had 17 disciplinary points of 25. When Alexiou inquired why he had 17 points, Coach Brown responded and told the player to quit being disobedient.
In the exchange, Brown referred to the player as a German (expletive) and told him he, the coach, was his new Hitler.
Later in the exchange, Coach Brown texts that Alexious was off the team and the coach was pulling his (expletive) scholarship.
ICC President Dan Barwick sent this statement to KOAM/FOX14: “Independence Community College does not condone the language Coach Brown used in his message. I have spoken with Coach Brown about his message to the student, and he fully understands that his language was not appropriate. The college is investigating the matter and will have no further statement at this time.”
Coach Brown told Sports Director Jacob Lenard that he has no comment.
According to KGGF NewsRadio, the Independence Board of Trustees will hold an executive session in a special called meeting tonight at 6:00pm. The meeting is for a discussion of a personnel issue.
We will provide an update following the meeting.
Coach Brown and the 2017-2018 ICC Pirates football team were featured in the Netflix series “Last Chance U.” Season three of the series follows the team as they vie for a spot amongst the best in the junior college football ranks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5GijgZTx5E
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