A Colorado State football coach has been suspended for two weeks and must undergo mandatory anger management and diversity training after he used a gay slur during the New Mexico Bowl.
According to CBS Sports, the school’s athletic director Jack Graham issued the punishment to defensive line coach Greg Lupfer after his anti-gay comments were captured on video during the live broadcast of the game.
The coach appeared to call Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday a “f****n f****t” after he threw a touchdown pass in CSU’s 48-45 win, according to the Coloradoan.
Lupfer has since apologized.
“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,” he said in a statement, according to CBS Sports. “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,” the statement continued. “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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