Two Florida football players were fined for their role in a pregame gesture that was deemed “inappropriate.”
The incident occurred in an Orlando nightclub, and the players reportedly used the N-word and other vulgar language in a heated confrontation with a bouncer.
The players were released from the team after the game.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the players are not facing discipline from the Florida State football program.
The incident has prompted Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher to apologize.
Fisher said in a statement Friday that he has been “completely transparent” about the incident and that he’s “not aware of any discipline.”
“There’s a process that happens when you get caught up in a situation like that, and I’m very clear about that,” Fisher said.
“I’ve said to the players, you guys are not going to get punished.
I’m not going after you.
I don’t know why you guys were upset, but that’s what you’re doing.
I understand that, it’s your right.
But you’re not going [to get] punished for it.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.