Skaneateles (WSYR-TV) -- A former Skaneateles High School football player has posted a partial apology on Facebook about a rap song he posted online
containing death threats against specific people involved in a recruiting scandal that hit the district last year.
Koree Reed said in the post: “I would like to send an apology to anyone who was hurt or felt threatened from my song. I let my anger toward a certain group of racist people get the best of me and I went down to their level. This won’t change what has already been said or done, but I’d like to say I’m sorry if anyone felt threatened. I’m not backing down from anyone, anytime, anywhere. I apologize to the families and the females, but every else…you get no sorrow from me.”
Reed posted another apology on his Facebook page on Saturday. It read: "I would like to send an apology to anyone who was hurt or felt threatened in any way from my song called “The Truth.” I let my feelings about racism get the best of me and I stooped down to its level instead of being the bigger man. The song was my creative expression, and I have no intention to hurt anyone."
Reed now plays football for Albright College in Pennsylvania and says he’s keeping the song up because he has nothing to hide and says “whatever happens, happens.”
The song has prompted and investigation, with State Police assisting, according to the Skaneateles police chief.
An attorney representing Reed's family says they are cooperating with authorities and that Reed never had any intention of hurting anyone.
In 2011, Reed was part of a school district investigation for recruiting, which eventually ended Skaneateles’ football season early. In the end, a report found that while recruiting did happen in the district in the past, Reed and his teammates were not a part of it.
The Skaneateles Schools superintendent says the district is taking the matter very seriously.
An investigation is ongoing.