Head Coach Avery Anderson announced the dismissal of Weiland in a statement from the team’s Twitter account Monday night, while acknowledging that he had previously suspended Weiland.
“Chris Weiland was fired as a member of the cross country and track teams,” the statement read from Anderson. “When I first learned of this a few months ago, I was disgusted and immediately suspended him indefinitely from the team.
“Even in my disgust as a coach my intentions are still to lead and educate and achieve the change I want to see in this world. I can talk about changing the world, or I can do the work to do it. . And that’s what I’ve been doing over the past few months with this individual. ”
Prior to Weiland’s dismissal, the UCLA Black Student Athlete Association issued a statement on Sunday saying it was “deeply disturbing to learn that UCLA was aware of an incident of blatant racism, d homophobia and sexism and had done very minimal actions about it. ”