The hate mail Kevin Sumlin received at his house quickly went viral due to the hatred and racial slur it contained.
As it became a national story, Texas A&M went on to defeat Nicholls State 24-14. Now that the game is over, Sumlin’s wife has issued a detailed follow up message regarding the letter.
Follow up regarding the ugly threat that was mailed to our home. pic.twitter.com/jaFS8nRktG
— charlene sumlin (@courshel) September 10, 2017
The primary takeaway from the letter comes from Sumlin’s wife addressing why she posted it on Twitter. She claims that she attempted to address it privately with local law enforcement first, but then took to Twitter when “we hit a dead end because evidently the letter didn’t fit the criteria needed for our CP to prosecute it as a threat, or a hate crime or a violation of civil rights.”
She then goes on to say that, “they are running forensics and are investigating” and wants to make an example of the person that sent the letter. She ends the statement by requesting privacy and the family’s desire to be “normal people.”
Sumlin himself has already spoken on the letter after the victory over Nicholls State, saying in part:
“The racial piece of that is one part of it, but the open-ended threat at the end, at my house, I gotta draw the line there. She didn’t like it. She didn’t feel safe about it. My kids didn’t feel safe about it. Yeah, I knew that was going to happen.”
Texas A&M administrators also have come out against the letter as well.