"The U.S. Military Academy is fully committed to developing leaders of character who embody the Army values," Williams said. "Ideology, actions, and associations of hate groups directly conflict with our values and have no place at this institution."
Williams told ESPN the incident was "embarrassing." and he immediately asked for an investigation upon learning about the slogan's origin.
"We take stuff like this very, very seriously. Once I found out about this goofiness, I asked one of our most senior colonels to investigate," he told the outlet.
West Point's athletic director, Mike Buddie, told ESPN that a group of players on the football team adopted the slogan after seeing it in the movie "Stone Cold," which stars former NFL star Brian Bosworth as a police officer who infiltrates a fictitious Mississippi biker gang called The Brotherhood.
Academy investigators spoke to the former West Point cadet who introduced the slogan, and he said he did not know of its ties to white supremacy groups, Buddie told the outlet.