Northwestern Sep 30, 2017; Madison, WI, USA; Northwestern Wildcats helmets on the field prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Northwestern Wildcats football program was already facing scrutiny after an investigation and a former player revealed egregious and disgusting sexualized hazing incidents throughout the program, and now the program is dealing with more horrible accusations.

A former player who played for the team through the 2009 season spoke to Northwestern reporter and journalism student Iggy Dowling of Inside NU, detailing some “instances of racism” from coaches and players.

“BREAKING: A former Northwestern player who played through the 2009 season told me he witnessed and experienced instances of racism from coaches and players.

During a summer workout, white offensive lineman called a Black player a ‘monkey,’ making derogatory gestures and sounds,” Dowling said in a tweet. “He noted that white O-linemen urged the enraged Black lineman to ‘calm down’ because he was just joking.”

The former player offered another example of racial bias, claiming that Black players and coaches were forced to cut their hair in a certain way.

“Further, he said Black players were forced to cut their hair a certain way, also noting Black coaches were forced to do the same with a threat of unemployment,” Dowling said.

It’s certainly not a good look for a program that was already under plenty of scrutiny.

[Iggy Downing]