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Five-star recruit tweets on racism, monthly KKK marches at Ole Miss

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Yep, this one will end well in the comments section.

Just a handful of days after the reigning Heisman winner raised eyebrows with a head-scratching tweet, a highly-touted member of the 2014 recruiting class has easily trumped Johnny Football.

For whatever reason Monday, Hoover (Ala.) High School recruit Marlon Humphrey got himself on a Twitter roll, with his highly-charged words aimed squarely at Ole Miss.  In one tweet, the cornerback, who is the son of Alabama Crimson Tide great Bobby Humphrey, wrote that “Ole Miss was racist haha,” which was followed by a couple of tweets mentioning monthly KKK marches in the area.

Humphrey later “apologized” — “I’m sorry people y’all ain’t racist” — before adding “y’all just have KKK marches every month.”

The tweets apparently came after Humphrey took an unofficial visit to Oxford with his brother.

“I get in trouble for twitter so often,” the high schooler wrote. “I ain’t never tweeted nothing bad but I always get in trouble.”

Humphrey is rated by Rivals.com as one of just 18 (for now) five-star 2014 recruits and the No. 3 cornerback.  He’s also the No. 11 player at any position in the country and the top-ranked player in the state of Alabama.

Most consider Humphrey to be a lock to stay in-state and play for the Tide, although the player has thus far refused to verbally commit.  Florida State and South Carolina are also high on his list; based on his tweets, we’re assuming Ole Miss is not.

(Tip O’ the Cap: Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

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49 Responses to “Five-star recruit tweets on racism, monthly KKK marches at Ole Miss”
  1. dryzzt23 says: Jun 24, 2013 6:26 PM

    Humphrey is a racist for calling the Ole Miss Rebels racists and KKK members.

    Oh I forgot, he’s black so it’s ok, he can say whatever he wants, oh and black people cannot be racist according to the PC police.

  2. saints25 says: Jun 24, 2013 6:26 PM

    No more officials visits for him….

  3. rolltide510 says: Jun 24, 2013 6:32 PM

    I’m sure it’s next to impossible to find racists or KKK members in Mississippi.

  4. tttrojan4life says: Jun 24, 2013 6:37 PM

    SEC! KKK! SEC! KKK! SEC! KKK!

  5. westof1club says: Jun 24, 2013 6:57 PM

    Racism in the SEC, much less Ole Miss? Nah, it can’t be…next we’ll be hearing Florida schools are “thug free” zones.

  6. imaduffer says: Jun 24, 2013 7:04 PM

    Just goes to show you how educated those folks from Alabama are compared to those in other parts of the Southeast.

  7. jackvcr says: Jun 24, 2013 7:34 PM

    What an absolute moron this kid is. How does someone this illiterate get into any school?!?!

  8. jimmy53 says: Jun 24, 2013 8:01 PM

    Just last year a church in Mississippi canceled a wedding between a black couple the week before it was too occur because a black couple had never been allowed to marry on their church grounds. Even though the groom’s father worked for the church.

    Yet yall want to call out this kid, and call him stupid and illiterate (btw that’s how you spell it jackvcr) because he’s calling out what he perceives to be racism in Ole Miss (y’know the team called THE REBELS).

    He might have exaggerated, or he might have gotten wrong information about KKK meetings, but if you honestly think that racism doesn’t exist in Oxford, you either don’t live down here or your ignorant. Open your eyes…

  9. normtide says: Jun 24, 2013 8:10 PM

    I can’t comment on what this kid has seen, but I don’t like generalizations for three most part. I have done a lot of traveling and can tell you, the most racist places I have ever been is New England and the upper Midwest. The south has the highest percentage of African Americans per populations, yet all the most recent race riots jabber been in the north and west. Despite what you think, the races get along really well in the south. We learn, and move forward. We are not living on the past, but many posters here seem to be. Black culture and southern culture mirror each other. Clean up your own back yard before you talk about ours.

  10. spankygreen says: Jun 24, 2013 8:15 PM

    to all who think this is somehow an impossible assumption………read the history of Ole Ms. Past and Present…..actually, just a few months ago……

  11. theboondoggles says: Jun 24, 2013 8:24 PM

    “I get in trouble for twitter so often,” the high schooler wrote. “I ain’t never tweeted nothing bad but I always get in trouble.”

    The day the grammar died. I’m by no means an English professor, but this makes me sad.

  12. barkleyblows says: Jun 24, 2013 8:26 PM

    Well this D Bag should fit right into the SEC.

  13. hotlantalaw says: Jun 24, 2013 8:42 PM

    Another brainiac from down South

  14. dcroz says: Jun 24, 2013 8:56 PM

    Wasn’t it Ole Miss back in 2009 that had the KKK announcing a rally on campus the day of the Alabama game…only to have a total of TWO Klansmen to show up who were so completely ignored by everyone that they gave up and left after ten minutes?

    Look, every place has racist people, whether it’s Oxford or Seattle, Tuscaloosa or Chicago, Athens or Boston (and remember how that “progressive” city had riots over school busing a full decade after the height of the Civil Rights Movement?). No one can proclaim themselves to be totally racially tolerant; everyone has work to do. But as even Dr. King said, we have hills to climb in front of us, but we have mountains behind us. Perhaps this kid needs to figure that out himself.

  15. fnc111 says: Jun 24, 2013 9:16 PM

    I’m a lil’ teapot, short and stout…

  16. noring4youstill says: Jun 24, 2013 9:24 PM

    Ha FNC I see what you did there. And a bama fan claiming you can find the klan in Mississippi? Pot meet kettle, then you backwoods yokels can get together and burn a cross in disgust over the color of said pot and kettle.

  17. Romulus says: Jun 24, 2013 9:29 PM

    It does have a long history of racism and even current events have not changed this…students chanting the south will rise again, students rioting because a black president got elected, fraternities having civil war formals. I really don’t know why a recruit would want to put that pressure on himself knowing if he under performs…he will get called terrible things. Its a beautiful campus, and a good school but still it reeks of ignorance. a shame.

  18. kinggator says: Jun 24, 2013 9:32 PM

    I love all the butt hurt USC fans trolling the SEC posts -stay classy Coach Kiffin!

  19. classyjacklambert says: Jun 24, 2013 9:35 PM

    I never understood why the Ndkemiche brothers chose Ole Miss, it does have a really racist history, long and short term.

  20. normtide says: Jun 24, 2013 9:35 PM

    Noring and fnc, you two seem to be the most bigoted people here. If you will stereotype any set of people, you will stereotype all sets of people. Any psych major can tell you that. When you think your better then one set of people, it is never contained to just one set. Perhaps you should work on yourself before it’s too late.

  21. thraiderskin says: Jun 24, 2013 9:43 PM

    I don’t have a dog in this fight… but only the Deep South state of Mississippi has a Klan presence? I would think you could find the D-Bags in Alabama as much as Mississippi. Of course, Geraldo Rivera did punch out that Klan guy in my city of birth, so perhaps every state has an issue.

  22. normtide says: Jun 24, 2013 9:51 PM

    Your right raider, every state has had issues with the klan. Now, there is only one state that the klan openly controlled the government. That state: Indiana.

    In fact, the klan isn’t even relevant anymore, the ACLU pretty much sued them out of existence. The Arian brotherhood have taken their place in the world of hate. Sadly, they too have a foothold in every state.

  23. noring4youstill says: Jun 24, 2013 10:01 PM

    Tide you full of s-t. You do see what he did there at the end of his post? Also I was simply implying that as a man from southern Mississippi there is racist elements here as in the rest of country/world. But for some jackass kid to post this is just that ish. Hell I hate ole miss. But if this kid doesn’t think the same backwoods crap isn’t happening over in Bama is just as bigoted as those behind their white hoods.

  24. ninthwardfriend says: Jun 24, 2013 10:07 PM

    When Obama was re-elected there was a big backlash on the good ole boy’s campus. If I was A top recruit I would put there number on call block and return there letter’s sender.

  25. normtide says: Jun 24, 2013 10:12 PM

    Noring, so I misunderstood your admiration for a (very) thinly veiled racial epitaph? Aside from that, your correct, Alabama still has it’s share of fools. My original point is that the people of the south have learned to live together. Despite the work of some misguided degenerates.

  26. noring4youstill says: Jun 24, 2013 10:17 PM

    I have often said that you look around down here and compared to other areas of the country we seem to have better relations in fact due to what the past was.

  27. gatiger says: Jun 24, 2013 10:30 PM

    What’s the difference between Mississippi and Yogurt?

    Yogurt has active cultures!

    Someone from Alabama talking about Mississippi being racist, that’s a lot like the pot calling the kettle ……..

  28. bralinshan says: Jun 24, 2013 11:02 PM

    Ninth ward,

    Ever consider that people may actually dislike Obama because of his radical leftist policies? Or, does everyone who demonstrate against Obama automatically become a racist?

    Interesting dilemma…if a person demonstrated against Bush and his policy, it was sound thinking. If a person demonstrates against Obama, especially in the “backward” South, that person is clearly a racist.

    That, I suppose, is your crystal clear view of logical thinking.

  29. tttrojan4life says: Jun 25, 2013 12:23 AM

    Ole’ University of not Arian Brotherhood/KKK at Mississippi

  30. friendlydebate001 says: Jun 25, 2013 1:13 AM

    Marlon

    You should take a few moments to view the YouTube link below featuring Alabama Governor George Wallace on the steps of the University of Alabama:

  31. badintent says: Jun 25, 2013 2:23 AM

    30 for 30 had some show about the last time Mississippi or Bama had some all white team that won the national title. And how the school president had to ban all small flags (with the Stars and Bars) because of an eye injury issue. Pathetic. The South still can’t admit they lost the Civil War. Us New Yorkers Don’t wave the State flag on the Fourth of July. We fly the Stars and Stripes. And damn Proud to do it. Grow up yahoos. The Klan is dino history. Yankee money came to the South and built textile factories that hired everyone. I know. My dad built them for his NYC clients to move the industy out of NYC.The movie in the Heat of the Night was about a Northern businessman that came to the south to do the same.

  32. atmason says: Jun 25, 2013 2:37 AM

    This is unfortunate. Hugh Freeze is a good man, doing a good job, and this type of situation is something that he deals with everyday. Past, present, future.

  33. Anoesis says: Jun 25, 2013 2:47 AM

    bralinshan:

    If you think Obama has “radical leftist policies” then you must also believe Dubya was a leftist.

    Guantanamo, drones, NSA spying on Americans, bailouts of banks, open-ended warfare, out-of-control defense spending, renewal of the Patriot Act, TSA, “war” on drugs, CIA renditions, disregard for the Constitution and unchecked executive power, signing statements, etc., etc. All either started by or embraced by Bush, and all continued by or even increased under Obama.

    It could easily be said that Obama’s presidency is nothing but Bush 2.0. (And Dems called McCain “Bush’s third term.”) An independent like me can’t see much difference between the two. Well, except for Obama being half black. Gee, that wouldn’t be it, would it?

  34. grudenthediva says: Jun 25, 2013 4:58 AM

    “oh and black people cannot be racist according to the PC police.”

    Bet you’re one of those types that say “reverse racism” with a straight face.

    “Ever consider that people may actually dislike Obama because of his radical leftist policies? Or, does everyone who demonstrate against Obama automatically become a racist?”

    Only when people can’t name even one of those supposed policies, other than AHCA, or they jump on his case even if every single one was either started by or continued by either Reagan or Bush 2.o. There’s your sign.

  35. dcroz says: Jun 25, 2013 6:18 AM

    friendlydebate001:

    That same plaza where Wallace did his “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” is now named for Vivian Malone and James Hood, the two black students that Wallace was trying to block, and there is a clock tower there that is named after Dr. Authorine Lucy Foster, who had enrolled several years earlier but left before attending class because of the intense pressure on her but later returned to complete her doctorate. I submit that it is people like YOU who cannot move on from the past and keep wanting to use half-century old examples of Southern racism to try to make yourself feel better about race relations wherever you live.

  36. noring4youstill says: Jun 25, 2013 9:23 AM

    Badintent we aren’t all waving stars and bars. And the majority down here know who won the war.

  37. bigdinla says: Jun 25, 2013 9:43 AM

    1) tweet is by a friend of Marlon’s, not Marlon.
    2) Racism is an international issue.
    3) I have NEVER seen any part of the world more Patriotic than the South. Yes there are still ignorant bigots that try to use race to uplift themselves, but that is true everywhere. Hell the most racist people I have ever met are from Jersey.

  38. gamustangdude says: Jun 25, 2013 12:06 PM

    fnc111 says:Jun 24, 2013 9:16 PM

    I’m guessing this kid is a rigen
    ___________

    Hey Mr. John Taylor,

    Seriously no one caught this? Rigen =”n-word” spelled backwards, he tried to hide it by spelling it wrong, at least I assume. Maybe he doesn’t know how to spell. I’m given him the benefit of the doubt here.) let’s do something to clean this up a bit please.

    Everyone loves to be tough and funny over the internet behind a “shield” And quiet face to face. Coward.

  39. irishjackmp says: Jun 25, 2013 12:39 PM

    “I ain’t never tweeted nothing bad…”

    Something tells me his Freshmen English professor is really going ot earn his paycheck with Humphrey in his class….

  40. 11inthebox says: Jun 25, 2013 1:25 PM

    normtide says:

    I can’t comment on what this kid has seen, but I don’t like generalizations for three most part. I have done a lot of traveling and can tell you, the most racist places I have ever been is New England and the upper Midwest. The south has the highest percentage of African Americans per populations, yet all the most recent race riots jabber been in the north and west. Despite what you think, the races get along really well in the south. We learn, and move forward. We are not living on the past, but many posters here seem to be. Black culture and southern culture mirror each other. Clean up your own back yard before you talk about ours.
    ————————————
    Great post.

  41. tttrojan4life says: Jun 25, 2013 1:45 PM

    “I ain’t never tweeted nothing bad…”

    A triple negative!!!!!!

  42. John Taylor says: Jun 25, 2013 2:16 PM

    @gamustangdude: My fault. Completely missed that. It’s been “fixed,” though. :-)

  43. hotlantalaw says: Jun 25, 2013 9:17 PM

    Ole miss. Anything is possible.

  44. granadafan says: Jun 29, 2013 2:00 AM

    “jackvcr says:
    Jun 24, 2013 7:34 PM
    What an absolute moron this kid is. How does someone this illiterate get into any school?!?!”

    Illiterate? He’ll end up at an SEC school. As long as he can play and contribute, one of the SEC schools will get him in. When has an SEC school cared about academics (Vandy excluded)?

  45. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 29, 2013 6:37 PM

    granadafan wrote on: Jun 29, 2013 2:00 AM

    Illiterate? He’ll end up at an SEC school. As long as he can play and contribute, one of the SEC schools will get him in. When has an SEC school cared about academics (Vandy excluded)?

    Maybe AAU members Texas A&M, Missouri and
    Florida? Alabama and Georgia have pending AAU
    peer reviews for membership.

    RTR

  46. bamafan36 says: Jul 1, 2013 3:01 PM

    If that guy (fnc111) was trying to spell the “Paula Deen word” backwards…..he is most DEFINITELY behind this Humphrey kid on SAT scores.

    As for the tweet….so what! I don’t get offended until someone openly discusses my actual shortcomings and faults.

    I, too, travel extensively. California, New York, Illinois, and Indiana are the most bigoted and hateful racist’s that I have ever encountered.

    badintent needs a little history lesson. The Civil War was fought for the same reason that every other war has been fought……money. The Northern States started to put excise taxes on the textiles (ala the country they left) that were purchased by the Southern States so that we couldn’t continue to outbuild and outgrow the Northern States. The Southern States (where the bulk of intelligence and industry started AND has remained) wanted to secede, which would have toppled the Northern State’s economy.

  47. kennykane1102 says: Jul 13, 2013 12:28 AM

    I just want to know if he saw Paula Dean there?

  48. bamafan36 says: Jul 13, 2013 1:24 AM

    Only if it were 30 years ago.

  49. dhardy8207 says: Jan 30, 2014 10:12 AM

    Ole Miss was the only SEC University that had a march when this country elected its first African American President…

    If you’ve never been to that part of the south then you have no idea of what racism is and this kid is graduating from high school with honors, so no he is far from ignorant! He obviously experience some behavior in caused him to post something like this…

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