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A BYU police officer stationed near the Duke volleyball team’s bench during a raucous match on Friday at No. 7 BYU in Provo, Utah, did not hear any racial slurs aimed at Black players, according to a police report obtained by the Deseret News.

BYU’s administration, athletic director and volleyball coach have apologized to Duke and supported a Black player who said she heard a fan or fans use racial slurs while she served during the match. BYU officials have taken action to prevent future incidents and banned a fan Duke players identified as using the N-word.

The incident has led to a death threat against the BYU volleyball coach, according to a second police report obtained by the Deseret News.

The two police reports and an ESPN interview with Duke outside hitter Rachel Richardson, who reported the slurs during the match, have added new information about the allegations of racist behavior that became a national news story. Richardson said she heard the slurs during the second and fourth sets.

BYU Police Det. Sgt. Richard Laursen stood throughout the fourth set next to the man now indefinitely banned from BYU events after Duke players said he used racist language, according to a police report Laursen filed that night. Laursen said he believed the man may have “(A)sperger syndrome or could have autism,” according to the report.

The officer said the man did not use any negative language toward the Duke players during the fourth set. Laursen also said he didn’t hear any racist language used by any fan during that set, when Duke player Rachel Richardson said the racist slurs intensified.

“During the game and while I was standing on the sideline between the Duke players and the ROC section, I didn’t hear or observe any inappropriate comments or language from the ROC section,” he said in the police report, which BYU provided to the Deseret News after a GRAMA request.

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