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Columbia Football Player Charged With Hate Crime

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A Columbia University football player is facing a hate crime charge after police say he threatened another student.

Investigators say Chad Washington, 19, approached a 19-year-old Asian student on the school's campus Sunday, threatened him and made anti-Asian remarks.

Washington was arrested yesterday and charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

It's not clear if Washington and the Asian student knew each other prior to the incident.

In a statement, Columbia says it cannot comment on the ongoing investigation.

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