Sumlin’s wife, Charlene, posted a tweet Sunday saying once police complete their investigation into who sent a racist letter to the coach, they are ready to press charges once the person is identified.
“They asked us if we wanted to press charges and I couldn’t answer ‘YES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW’ fast enough. I want to make an example of this person. I want everyone to understand that I will do anything and everything to PROTECT MY FAMILY. Period,” Charlene tweeted. “I literally cannot wait to look this person eye to eye. There is a real unique kind of cowardice in someone to anonymously criticize, ridicule or threaten another person. If I have the opportunity to expose even ONE TROLL. I am going to do it.”
Charlene also thanked everyone who reached out to the family in support in the post.
The threatening letter sent to Sumlin called for him to be fired and included racial slurs.
“You suck as a coach! You’re a n—– and can’t win! Please get lost! Or else,” the letter read.
Sumlin addressed the letter following Texas A&M’s win Saturday and said his family didn’t feel safe after they received the piece of mail.
“I get criticism, which that’s part of the job. I get suggestions. That’s part of the job … (but) for that to come to my home and for her to open it and read that, I think that is completely different. My wife and kids have never called a play. My wife and kids have never done anything football-wise that led to us losing a game or winning a game,” Sumlin said.
Texas A&M released a statement condemning the “hatred” and offered their full support to Sumlin and his family.
With News Wire services.