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Colorado State assistant suspended for slurs made during New Mexico Bowl

Greg Lupfer AP

Colorado State defensive line coach Greg Lupfer was suspended for two weeks without pay on Monday due to his actions during the Rams’ 48-45 victory over Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday.

Cameras caught Lupfer making an anti-gay slur to Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday from the sidelines during the game.

The punishment for Lupfer includes the suspension, plus mandatory anger management and diversity training to be paid by Lupfer. He will also receive a letter of reprimand and be put on a zero-tolerance status by the university.

“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 in a statement. “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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16 Responses to “Colorado State assistant suspended for slurs made during New Mexico Bowl”
  1. longtallsam says: Dec 23, 2013 8:22 PM

    I am just curious as to why he called the opposing player a f*** faggot? I would doubt if he would have knowledge of the player’s sexual orientation. So, does he just routinely call guys faggots, if they do something that upsets him? I am surprised he didn’t get canned.

  2. redwing26 says: Dec 23, 2013 8:41 PM

    2 weeks? Wtf guy shoulda been canned. Lucky to have a job!

  3. mydixienormus says: Dec 23, 2013 9:42 PM

    Alec Baldwin would have said worse.

  4. normtide says: Dec 23, 2013 10:01 PM

    I’m certainly happy no media members ever recorded my GS coach. He would have been tarred and feathered lol. Coach could make a sailor blush. It wasn’t a secret either, parents, teachers, and anyone else around heard it too.

  5. 1990tiger says: Dec 23, 2013 10:14 PM

    Typical overreaction. So he called the guy a name. Big deal. What is the issue? Is it that he “outed” the QB (I’m not aware of his sexual orientation) or that he used less than saintly language? If the latter, you can bet that just about every coach at the high school and collegiate level is guilty of that. In today’s society we all have to pretend to be offended anytime a white heterosexual male uses a word that a minority group finds offensive yet we turn away every time a member of the offended minority group uses the same word.

  6. belida40 says: Dec 23, 2013 11:22 PM

    Sticks and stones may break by bones but words will never hurt me!!

  7. namriverrat69 says: Dec 23, 2013 11:25 PM

    Two week suspension is not good enough. GLADD wants him fired. Homophobic people like this man have no place in our society. He should be forced to undergo Cultural Diversity Training before he is hired anywhere else, which should not be for 5 years or more. Greg Lupfer should be ostracized for 5 years for his racist slur. This behavior cannot be tolerated according to GLADD. Fire the Fool.

    GLADD does not believe anyone who makes a derogatory statement about gays, lesbians or those who aren’t sure what they are yet should be fired regardless of the political party or sexual persuasion. People like this should be run out of our society.

    There is no room in this country for bigots and racists of any kind. GLADD aligns itself with muslims demanding sheria law and such. There is no tolerance of anyone who does not agree with what GLADD, the political left or peace loving islamists think and/or who does not support our President, Barak Hussein Obama.

  8. germanflats13a38 says: Dec 23, 2013 11:46 PM

    Why is everyone so offended the coach called him a slang term used to identify rude, loud, and inconsiderate motorcycle riders.

  9. mancave001 says: Dec 23, 2013 11:47 PM

    We’re finished as a country. Call someone a name and go to rehab. That’s what it’s come to, folks.

  10. mattinwa says: Dec 24, 2013 12:14 AM

    I LOVE how Halliday was in his face. Kid is tough as nails. Seeing Lupfer get his a$$ Kicked on ESPN might have been better than a WSU win.

  11. namriverrat69 says: Dec 24, 2013 12:15 AM

    I was being satirical in my previous post but it seems some like it. All the better.

    Actually, GLADD does pursue the firing of those people who it is in their political interest to see fired. Someone they like can make any racist slur or derogatory statement about gays, lesbians, transgender, cross dressers. transexual people and all is fine. If it is someone with a different political stance then they should be ostracized out of our society. What a cool club. Where do we join?

  12. namriverrat69 says: Dec 24, 2013 12:34 AM

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  13. jjbadd385 says: Dec 24, 2013 9:15 AM

    So, he said f’n faggot! I used to say it all the time as a youngster, but I didn’t mean it as the true definition of the word! Wow, more sensitive than chics! Ya mangle,tear, & rip to shreds a mans bunghole, but a mere word offends ya! That’s just great!

  14. namriverrat69 says: Dec 24, 2013 1:30 PM

    I erred in stating GLAAD aligns itself with muslims. That is obviously not true. Muslims have no use for gays and in the muslim world they are put to death. How sad to think that someone would be put to death just for their lifestyle or ostracized for what they think and believe. That brings us full circle to Phil Robinson and GLAAD’s demanding his firing for what he thinks and believes.

    That makes one think.

  15. dryzzt23 says: Dec 24, 2013 5:17 PM

    In jolly ol’ England, cigarettes are called “fags”. Is GLAAD going to go over there and demand that anyone who says “fag” arrested, then drawn and quartered?

    The demotards have achieved success by dividing us by race, sexual orientation, gender, political orientation, and other ways and the result of this “social experiment” is what we have no as a country.

    Only the Tea Party is standing up to the demotards. Will no one else stand up and combat the scourge of our lifetime, liberalism?

  16. wadaea says: Dec 26, 2013 11:24 AM

    namriverrat69 i bet your favorite show is Duck Dynasty

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