Landon Collins: 'I would definitely sit down' with Harley Barber to help her gain understanding
Harley Barber said she’d been expelled from the university and dismissed from her sorority, Alpha Phi, because of the videos, and the sorority’s international executive director and the president of the university issued condemnations of them, which were full of profanities and racial epithets.
Speaking with TMZ Sports later on Wednesday, Collins said he “hoped she didn’t mean what she was saying” and seemed concerned that Barber might not be able to continue her education.
Collins said what Barber really needed was help.
“I would definitely sit down with her,” Collins said. “A lot of people need help in this world, and she’s one of them. She needs to know that every person is not that way, every race is not that way. Everybody has their own common means and stuff like that.”
Collins said he hoped Barber would find the “understanding that the society of the world is different now. You can’t live the way it was back then.”
Collins recently completed his third NFL season with the New York Giants. He’s slated to play for the NFC team in the Pro Bowl on Jan. 28 in Orlando, Florida.
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Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @AMarkG1.