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Bubba Wallace Says He’s ‘Relieved’ The FBI Determined The Rope In His Stall Wasn’t A Noose

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NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace said that he’s “relieved” by the FBI’s findings that he wasn’t the victim of a hate crime.

Wallace posted a statement Wednesday afternoon to Instagram and said in part, “I want to say how relieved that this wasn’t what we feared it was. I want to thank my team, NASCAR and the FBI for acting swiftly and treating this as a real threat.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

He said that it’s okay to “take a little embarrassment over what the alternatives could have been.” You can read his full statement below about the alleged noose incident from Sunday below.

 

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This is a very different tone from Wallace as he was saying as recently as Tuesday night that the door pull rope found in his stall at Talladega was a straight up noose.

The FBI ultimately determined the rope had been there since 2019.

Obviously, it’s a very emotionally charged situation, but it sounds like Wallace has pushed back from the table, analyzed the information in front of him and concluded that this was likely nothing more than a massive misunderstanding.

When it comes to investigating things, the FBI can get the job done. After a couple days, they determined it wasn’t a noose.

Wallace has now accepted those findings, and sounds ready to move forward.

 

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They won’t win. ✊????

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It was a bad situation that was investigated and ultimately determined to not be a hate crime or close to it. Now, it’s time to move forward!