A University of North Texas football player is under fire for posting a video on Snapchat Sunday afternoon depicting egregious animal cruelty. The video showed a raccoon captured in a cage released to waiting dogs. As soon as the cage was opened, two dogs attacked and then a third dog joined in the cruelty.
According to the Dallas News, Khairi Muhammad, the junior defensive back for the school, posted the video on January 27 showing the dogs attacking and killing the raccoon while a group of people, including Muhammad watching and recording the horrifying cruelty.
A person who saw the video before it was removed, said a stick was used to beat the raccoon to death after it had been mauled b y the dogs.
A response from the university stated:
“A member of our football team posted a video to social media portraying activities that do not represent the values UNT encourages. We have high expectations for our community members to behave in a manner that positively represents the university. Furthermore the university as a student code of conduct, which all students are required to follow. While the player has since removed the video and apologized, our Athletics program plans to use this as a teaching moment.”
According to the Denton Record, Muhammad has since apologized posting the following on Instagram:
“I understand that I represent a lot of people and my actions also reflect on them. I will learn from t his and use it to make better decisions in the future.”
The Denton Police Department have not opened an investigation at this time stating they have had no indication that the cruelty happened within their jurisdiction citing they will have to establish they have investigatory jurisdiction.
Muhammad has been a starting defensive back with a combined 161 total tackles.
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