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Virginia Student Apologizes for Playing Racist Song at Game

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- A student has apologized for playing a song riddled with racial slurs over the public address system ahead of a Virginia high school football game.
    
Najee Lawrence said Thursday night he mistakenly downloaded a song that contained the offensive lyrics, according to media reports. The song was played over the PA system at Glen Allen High School's football stadium before the suburban school played a Richmond team, Marshall High School, one week ago.
    
Marshall is a predominantly black school.
    
Lawrence is a senior and a member of the Glen Allen football team. He apologized during a Henrico County School Board meeting, saying he was "deeply sorry" for playing the offensive song.
    
Principal Gwen E. Miller shifted blame for the incident to administrators, who are responsible for reviewing the songs.

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