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.
In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, photo, Colorado State defensive line coach Greg Lupfer watches during the first half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game against Washington State, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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.
[sharequote align="center"]"I am deeply sorry for my behavior, which does not represent who I am or my values."[/sharequote]
"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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