Update 12:24 p.m.
The school just released a statement from Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze clarifying some points about Fadol Brown’s relationship with Walter Scott:
“Walter Scott was in a relationship with the mother of Fadol’s longtime girlfriend and served as a father figure to Fadol for a number of years. Obviously this is a very emotional and difficult time for all parties involved, and our thoughts are with Fadol and his loved ones after this tragic event.”
For the second-straight day the Ole Miss athletics family is dealing with loss of life.
Fadol Brown, a member of the football team, wrote on Twitter Tuesday night that Walter Scott, who was shot and killed by a South Carolina police officer, was his stepfather.
Walter Scott was my step dad …I loved him to death that cop didn't have to shoot him down like a dog like that …gone miss you man
The tweet has since been removed from Brown’s page.
Brown is a native of Charleston, S.C. He played one season at Florida International before transferring to Ole Miss and sitting out the 2013 season.
A video of the incident surfaced Tuesday. A North Charleston police officer has been arrested and charged with murder.
The Ole Miss athletics family on Tuesday mourned the death of former basketball assistant coach Torrey Ward in a plane crash.