Kobe King (Photo: Channel 300)

The University of Wisconsin is investigating an allegation that a university staff member directed a racial epithet at Badgers guard Kobe King.

“UW athletics administration was made aware of an allegation Sunday afternoon and has already taken measures to address it,” Wisconsin associate athletic director Justin Doherty said in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. “Anytime we are made of an allegation of any kind, it is handled with the utmost seriousness. There is absolutely no place in UW athletics for the type of behavior being alleged.”

King announced on Jan. 29 that he was transferring out of the Badgers basketball program.