You have a right to say whatever you want. You do not have a right to play football.
North Alabama made the decision to cut Patterson because they did not want that attitude representing what the school stands for. Maybe some schools would refrain from going this far. North Alabama made the right decision though.
The college football world I want to be supportive of has no room for Patterson’s remarks or thoughts. I’m not naive enough to think this solves the problem around the college football map when it comes to racism. I’m sure there are more racists around the sport. Patterson may not even be a racist for all we know. A poor choice of words may have been just that. I don’t know. Patterson may be a great person, but whatever the case may be he is the latest example all schools should share with their athletes.