Chipotle apologizes after NFL linebacker Darius Leonard speaks out about alleged racist incident

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FLORENCE, SC (WTVD) — Chipotle is apologizing after NFL linebacker Darius Leonard says he was a victim of discrimination when he was told to leave a restaurant in Florence, South Carolina.

According to Leonard, his group was finishing up their meal when they were asked to leave by the manager.

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In an Instagram post Thursday, the Indianapolis Colts player said he was with three other Black men and a biracial woman. He said they were finishing up their meal when the manager approached them. The manager said a white customer allegedly felt threatened.

Leonard said he and his group had no interactions with the customer.

“A white guy said that we were verbally abusing him, talking trash to him. and, you know, it was basically a lie,” Leonard said.

The manager of the Chipotle then said they were going to call the police.

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