Columbia University Football Player Charged with Hate Crime

The football player is African-American

be news A Columbia University football player identified as Chad Washington, has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly threatening another student and calling him Asian slurs, the Grio reports.

The 19-year-old alleged victim, who is Asian, told police he was leaving a dorm with two female friends on West 113th Street when the football player, who is African American, and his friends began heckling the women.

When the victim tried to defend his female friends, Washington, allegedly called him slurs and started following him.

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