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BYU has completed its investigation —no evidence of a fan shouting racial slurs has been found.

According to Fox News, Brigham Young University announced Friday that it had completed an “extensive” investigation and there has been no evidence to corroborate an allegation made by a Duke women’s volleyball player that she was subjected to racial slurs during a game at BYU last month.

“The Cougars athletics department released a lengthy statement summarizing its investigation into an Aug. 26 incident where Duke player Rachel Richardson claimed she was ‘targeted and racially heckled throughout the entirety of the match,’ which then evolved into ‘threats,’” Fox reports.

“From our extensive review, we have not found any evidence to corroborate the allegation that fans engaged in racial heckling or uttered racial slurs at the event. As we stated earlier, we would not tolerate any conduct that would make a student-athlete feel unsafe. That is the reason for our immediate response and our thorough investigation,” the statement read.

“Our fight is against racism, not against any individual or any institution. Each person impacted has strong feelings and experiences, which we honor, and we encourage others to show similar civility and respect. We remain committed to rooting out racism wherever it is found. We hope we can all join together in that important fight.”

“There will be some who assume we are being selective in our review. To the contrary, we have tried to be as thorough as possible in our investigation, and we renew our invitation for anyone with evidence contrary to our findings to come forward and share it.”

BYU officials say they have reviewed all available audio and video —including security footage and footage taken by BYUtv. They also interviewed 50 people who were in attendance, including Duke officials and athletes.

“As a result of our investigation, we have lifted the ban on the fan who was identified as having uttered racial slurs during the match. We have not found any evidence that that individual engaged in such an activity,” the statement declared.

Duke responded to the investigation’s findings in an official statement.

“The 18 members of the Duke University volleyball team are exceptionally strong women who represent themselves, their families, and Duke University with the utmost integrity.  We unequivocally stand with and champion them, especially when their character is called into question.  Duke Athletics believes in respect, equality and inclusiveness, and we do not tolerate hate and bias.”

From The Daily Wire:

The day after the game, Richardson’s godmother, Lesa Pamplin, who was running for election for the number five judge of the Tarrant County Criminal Court in Texas, tweeted, “My Goddaughter is the only black starter for Dukes volleyball team. While playing yesterday, she was called a n***er every time she served.”

That prompted NBA star Lebron James to chime in, “@LesaPamplin, you tell your Goddaughter to stand tall, be proud and continue to be BLACK!!! We are a brotherhood and sisterhood! We have her back. This is not sports.”

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