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Iowa State Cyclones Guard Rasir Bolton Offers Insight On Why He Departed Penn State University

Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton said he decided to leave Penn State last spring because of a comment by coach Pat Chambers, who said the player had a noose around his neck.

Bolton, who is African-American, disclosed the reason for his departure Monday in a tweet. Chambers, who is white, tweeted an apology. Bolton tweeted that Chambers made the noose comment after the coach returned from a one-game suspension for shoving Nittany Lions player Myles Dread in the chest during the previous game.

Bolton said he was offended because the comment was a reference to "lynching, slavery and racial terrorism."

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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