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Player: TCU players skip practice in protest of Gary Patterson

TCU linebacker Dylan Jordan on Monday published a story saying the Frogs' defense skipped a plan practice this morning in protest of head coach Gary Patterson.

In a story posted to his Twitter account, Jordan said he and Patterson got into a discussion about Jordan posting a picture of his girlfriend on social media, and Patterson reportedly confronting Jordan about it in front of the team.

The conversation then apparently devolved into Patterson confronting Jordan about saying the N-word in a meeting room, word of said confrontation getting out, and then a team-wide protest earlier today. The tweet does not say how many players supposedly skipped practice.

The situation sounds similar to that at Clemson, where tight ends coach Danny Pearman, in rebuking a Tigers tight end to not use the N-word toward a fellow teammate, used the N-word himself.

Read for yourself below.

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Multiple teammates have come out against Jordan's version and/or characterization of events.

TCU tight end Artayvious Lynn elaborated in further tweets, saying players did forgo practice this morning to hold a discussion with Patterson.

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This is an ongoing story, and more should be coming forward shortly. In the meantime, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.