Player dismissed over racist tweet

Updated: December 17, 2012, 10:19 PM ET
Associated Press

FLORENCE, Ala. -- The University of North Alabama says a walk-on football player is off the team after sending a racist tweet about President Barack Obama.

The university said coaches made the move after Bradley Patterson described Obama with a racial slur while complaining that the president's speech about the Connecticut school massacre pre-empted an NFL game Sunday night.

Sports publicist Jeff Hodges said the school found that there's no question the tweet was issued by Patterson. ...

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