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Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin receives racially-charged letter from Houston address

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A disturbing letter was sent to Texas A&M Head Football Coach Kevin Sumlin, and it appears it came from the Houston area.

The letter, sent from 1 Potomac Drive, says:

"You suck as a coach! You're a N**** and can't win! Please get lost! or else"

The letter was sent to Sumlin's house.

The sending address comes back to the Houston Country Club.

Sumlin's wife posted a photo of the envelope and letter on Twitter.

Her post reads:

"People of 2017: please tell me how any part of this is ok. And to the sender: did it occur to you that a child may open it?#orelseWHAT?"

It appears the letter was sent to Sumlin due to the Aggies' loss in the first week of the season.

Here is a statement from Texas A&M President Michael Young and Director of Athletics Scott Woodward:

"Earlier this evening, we became aware of a letter of unknown origin that was sent to the Sumlin family home. We unequivocally condemn this disgusting and threatening letter. There is no excuse for hatred and, as a community, we will not allow the ignorance of some to intimidate any member of our community.  On behalf of all Aggies, our thoughts are with Coach Sumlin and his family, and we will do all that we can to ensure their safety. We are working with law enforcement authorities to bring the sender of this letter to justice. We stand with the Sumlins and will not accept this inexcusable act of hate."

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