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Colorado State defensive line coach suspended for anti-gay slur

Colorado State defensive line coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended for two weeks without pay after being caught by ESPN’s cameras using an anti-gay slur during the New Mexico Bowl.

According to a report by CBS Sports, Lupfer and  Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday were caught in a verbal exchange after Halliday threw a touchdown pass in the first half of the game.

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.”

Lupfer will also be required to go through mandatory anger management and diversity training.

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1 Comment for “Colorado State defensive line coach suspended for anti-gay slur”

  1. Demeaning or disparaging anyone is never right, whether it’s the LGBTQ community or not. Speak love and healing words not words that bring shame or sadness.

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