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WVU Athletes Make Statements in Support of Kerry Martin



After sophomore safety Kerry Martin tweeted accusations of mistreatment and racism at defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on Tuesday morning, with Koenning eventually being placed on administrative leave, multiple West Virginia student-athletes have tweeted in supports of Martin.

Among those showing support are fellow WVU football players Nicktroy Fortune, Bryce Wheaton, Sam James and Tony Mathis. Fortune and Mathis tweeted that they have Martin’s back, but Wheaton, a wide receiver, commented that the behaviors Martin is accusing Koenning of are not a secret to the rest of the team.

Incoming cornerback recruit David Vincent-Okoli also commented on Martin’s post.

Former WVU men’s soccer coach Marlon LeBlanc commented that he is proud of Martin for standing up for himself and “someone has to go first to creat needed change”. LeBlanc is the only black head coach in WVU athletics history.

Former WVU running back Martell Pettaway tweeted that he is also standing with Martin. Pettaway transferred to Middle Tennessee State earlier this offseason.

Finally, three members of the WVU men’s basketball team, Emmitt Matthews, Gabe Osabouhien and Taz Sherman, also tweeted in support of Martin.

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