MTO News has confirmed that a member of UCLA’s cross country and track and field teams has been dismissed over a video showing him using racist language, after he allegedly caught his girlfriend cheating on him with a Black man.
Senior runner Chris Weiland was dismissed, the school confirmed to the media Monday.
When a disturbing video and alleged text messages - purportedly from Chris - first surfaced several months ago, he was initially suspended, according to UCLA Track and Field Director Avery Anderson.
Weiland was reinstated in January, but after protest from teammates, he was officially dismissed.
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So what did Chris do? Well it's not clear, but according to The Los Angeles Times, a 4 ½ minute cell video posted to the Instagram account “ucla_is_racist” is of Chris in a car using homophobic slurs.
The account also posted text messages purportedly from Weiland in which he used racist slurs, the Times reports. The LA Times, and the Daily Mail republished messages, purportedly from Chris to his girlfriend, where he allegedly accuses her of cheating weight a "broke n****r."
So far Chris has not responded to these allegations and MTO News has not been able to independently verify the authenticity of either the video or the text messages.
The video was shot before Weiland enrolled at UCLA in the fall of 2019, the LA Times said.