Bardo, who is currently an analyst for BTN and formerly worked for ESPN, took to Twitter Thursday afternoon with his opinion.
"From what I read, Darius Paul's arrest sounds shaky," Bardo tweeted from @stephenbardo. "Champaign area police are known for racial profiling. Happened to my son. I don't condone his drinking, but let's be real. Was he the ONLY student underage drinking that night? It's a college campus. I loved my time there, but the community of Champaign is stuck in the 60's. Racism is overt there. Needs to change."
Both Bardo and Paul are African-American. When questioned by some people on Twitter, Bardo stood behind his comments, but he did add that he is not talking about everyone, but that racism does exist in the community and in the police department.
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