Texas A&M football coach Kevin Sumlin is a tough guy. He can take whatever you throw at him, including full responsibility for his team, win or lose. But when the criticism crosses over into racism and threats, Sumlin’s toughness — never in question — gets double backup from none other than his wife, Charlene Sumlin. When a racist and threatening letter was sent to the coach’s home, it was his wife who posted it on Twitter for the world to see (see below). If the cowardly anonymous sender meant to scare the Sumlins, he picked the wrong family.
Instead of quietly handing over the letter to authorities, Charlene Sumlin put it out there, serving notice that not only wasn’t she cowed by the threat, but that whoever sent it better be wary. In the face of the threat to her husband and family, Mrs. Sumlin said in as public a way as possible: don’t try this here, not to us. Sumlin’s twitter tag reads: “spread love wherever you go. let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Posting the threat, Sumlin spoke directly to the cowardly sender: “And to the sender: did it occur to you that a child may open it?” Safe to say the sender didn’t think much about anybody but himself or herself. She added a hashtag: orelseWHAT? Kevin Sumlin has been the Aggies head coach since 2012.
— charlene sumlin (@courshel) September 7, 2017