Colorado State DL Football Coach Greg Lupfer Suspended for Anti-Gay Slur: VIDEO
Colorado State University defensive line coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended after using an anti-gay slur at Washington State Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday after Halliday nailed River Cracraft for a 25-yard touchdown.
The Coloradoan reports:
In addition to immediately being suspended without pay, Lupfer will go through mandatory anger management and diversity training in the sanctions ordered by Colorado State University athletic director Jack Graham.
Lupfer, CSU’s defensive line coach, was caught by ESPN cameras saying what appeared to be the words “f------ f----t” at Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday after Halliday threw a touchdown pass in the first half of CSU’s 48-45 win. Halliday was near the CSU bench after rolling out of the pocket to throw.
CBS Sports reports:
Lupfer has accepted the consequences and apologized in a prepared statement:
"I accept these consequences—two weeks without pay and the training programs—and I am thankful for this second chance to continue coaching at Colorado State and be a part of the Ram Family," Lupfer said. "I am deeply sorry for my behavior, which does not represent who I am or my values. I embrace the opportunity to participate in anger management and diversity sensitivity training. I was angry and careless with my words, and my words hurt many people. I sincerely apologize to the GLBTQ community for causing pain by using a slur without considering its meaning. I take ownership of my words and fully understand why people are very upset."
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