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Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison apologizes for uttering racial slur at press conference

Kentucky had just lost to Wisconsin in the Final Four.


EJ Dickson


Published Apr 5, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 3:50 am CDT

Last night during the NCAA finals, Kentucky lost to Wisconsin after a 39-game winning streak. Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison was obviously unhappy with the loss, but he expressed it in a less-than-ideal way, uttering a racial slur into a hot mic at a post-game press conference.

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It started when a reporter asked Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns about Wisconsin player Frank Kaminsky’s performance during the game. As Towns answered the question, Harrison appeared to mutter the slur under his breath, which was caught by the mic. 

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After social media blew up, Harris issued an apology on Twitter:

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All’s well that ends well, I guess. But haven’t we all learned our lesson about hot mics from The Jinx?

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*First Published: Apr 5, 2015, 12:46 pm CDT