Colts’ Darius Leonard Says He Was Racially Profiled, Kicked Out Of Chipotle In South Carolina

Indianapolis Colts star linebacker Darius Leonard says he was kicked out of a Chipotle in South Carolina on Thursday and according to Leonard, race had a lot to do with it.

The 24-year-old said in an Instagram post that he was eating with “three other Black guys and a mixed woman” away from most of the rest of the restaurant patrons when a white customer complained to management that Leonard and his family were “verbally abusing him” and “talking trash to him.”

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Leonard denied all accusations and added that the manager approached his table with a “terrible attitude” and was “very disrespectful” and eventually kicked them out after threatening to call the police.

In a statement provided to IndyStar, Brian Niccol, Chairman and CEO of Chipotle, said:


“We are currently investigating the incident involving Darius Leonard in Florence, South Carolina. We have a zero tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind and we have suspended our manager while we conduct a thorough investigation. I’ve personally reached out to Darius and I’m committed to ensuring the appropriate action is taken once the investigation concludes.”