Ole Miss Investigates If Football Players Yelled Gay Slurs

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(Oxford, MS) The University of Mississippi has put together a team to find out if football players yelled gay slurs during a school play Tuesday night.

The play was about a man being tortured to death for being gay.

The team consists of the Bias Incident Response team, faculty and athletic department staff.

University leaders said the cast and crew does not want to see anyone punished, but rather make this a learning opportunity.

Public Relations Director Danny Blanton said the audience was made up of mostly freshmen and about 20 percent were football players.

Blanton said for now, everyone in the audience is required to attend a class that they say will repair harm done.

There could be further punishment in the future.

The school is also providing counseling to the theater department.