TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 22: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A&M Aggies looks on during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

At the end of last week, news broke that someone had sent Kevin Sumlin and his family a letter containing a racial slur and some threatening language.

Sumlin’s wife Charlene posted the letter on Twitter:


From our post at the time:

Kevin Sumlin may be on a hot seat, but the writer of this letter should be permanently removed from associating with the Texas A&M program in any capacity. If he or she won’t remove themself from his allegiance to the Texas A&M Aggies, then the Aggie community should take care of it for them and disown them entirely. There is no room for this kind of rhetoric and hate in any walk of life. Sadly, our country still battles fights like these. Let’s be better than this, sports fans, and people in general.

And now, Charlene Sumlin has come out with another statement, announcing her family’s intentions to pursue legal action against the still-unknown letter writer:


That entire thing is worth reading, obviously, but here’s perhaps the most relevant portion:

“They have run forensics and are investigating. They asked us if we wanted to press charges and I couldn’t answer answer ‘YES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW’ fast enough.

I want to make an example of this person. I want everyone to understand that I will do anything and everything to PROTECT MY FAMILY. Period. I literally cannot wait to look this person eye to eye. There is a real unique kind of cowardice in someone to anonymously criticize, ridicule or threaten another person.

If I have the opportunity to expose even ONE TROLL. I am going to do it.”

Good for Charlene, and good for the entire Sumlin family. Hopefully they find whoever did this as quickly, and as publicly, as possible.

[Sports Illustrated]

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