Hanna Strong of SU women's soccer suspended indefinitely

The senior used offensive language in a video posted to social media.

Syracuse senior midfielder Hanna Strong has been suspended indefinitely by head coach Phil Wheddon after an online video surfaced in which she used a racial and homophobic slur, SU Director of Athletics Daryl Gross said in a statement Saturday.

According to a report by blacksportsonline.com, Strong was identified as the player that used the offensive remarks in a video posted to Instagram. The Daily Orange later confirmed the player was Strong.

"We are aware of the offensive comments made last night by a member of the women's soccer team," Gross said in his statement. "This type of intolerant and hurtful language, focused on both race and sexual orientation, is not part of the culture we seek to foster among our student-athletes and it has no place at Syracuse University."

According to Gross, the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety and Title IX Office have begun an investigation into the incident.

Hannah StrongStrong has played in each of SU's five games this season after missing the 2013 season due to injury.

The video, which was posted in a report by Syracuse.com, contains strong language. Discretion is advised.

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