Creighton players express hurt over McDermott words in video

Shereef Mitchell was one of the five players to speak. In his part of the video, he explained the harsh and dehumanizing conditions slaves endured on plantations.
Greg McDermott

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Five Creighton basketball players explained in a short video before the Bluejays’ home game against Butler why they were hurt by coach Greg McDermott’s remarks in his locker room talk following a loss last weekend. McDermott twice used the term “plantation” as part of an analogy urging team unity.

The university suspended McDermott indefinitely. Assistant coach Alan Huss was interim head coach for the Butler game. Shereef Mitchell was one of the five players to speak. In his part of the video, he explained the harsh and dehumanizing conditions slaves endured on plantations.

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