A North Dakota State University track and field athlete had his scholarship offer revoked after he posted offensive videos on TikTok.
First reported by the NDSU student newspaper The Spectrum, Noah Cvetnic, a transfer from the University of Minnesota, posted a series of videos on TikTok that gained attention after they were posted by a campus Black Lives Matter Instagram page.
In the videos, Cvetnic jokes about campus sexual assault, pedophilia, drug use and other topics.
Cvetnic will reportedly not compete for NDSU or receive the athletic scholarship he was originally offered.
NDSU track and field director Stevie Keller told Inforum News that the team does check recruits’ social media accounts, but does not regularly monitor them.
“I think it’s something when you’re recruiting kids, that’s one of the first things we do is look at their social media accounts to find out if they would be a good fit for our program,” he said.
“But it isn’t something we continually monitor.”
NDSU announced Cvetnic would transfer to the school’s track and field team earlier this year. According to the University of Minnesota’s roster, Cvetnic primarily competed in high jump during the 2019-20 school year.
He placed in 11th at the 2020 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships. The 2020 outdoor season was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Last fall, the University of Minnesota announced it would cut three teams from its athletic department due to pandemic-related budget pressures, including men’s indoor track and field.