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A Message From Jay Cooke

Noah Nathan
West Bloomfield Township, MI, United States

Oct 23, 2015 — First and foremost I would like to sincerely apologize for my remarks at the soccer game the other night. In no way was it meant to be racist or condescending. However, I realize that my words were hurtful and I cannot express how sorry I am that it was seen this way. I was in no way trying to be racist and I hope that those who perceived it as such can forgive me for this. Southfield Lathrup played a great game and I am extremely sorry for saying what I did, but I can say whole heartedly that it was not meant to be a racist in any way. With that being said, this occurrence cannot go unpunished. I have appealed my case, but regardless of my intent I do feel that I am at fault and deserving of this discipline. I will be serving an in school detention and will not be allowed to attend any fall sporting events for the remainder of their seasons. I will also attend multiple global leadership training workshops to ensure that things like this do not occur again. As a result of my appeal I will be allowed to play in my final high school football game. In no way should this be a celebration. Tomorrow night is not about me but rather the entire program as a whole. Finally, I would like to apologize again and thank everyone for their support but is time to move on from this and I am looking forward to my role in making sure this does not happen again.

Sincerely,

Jay Cooke


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