Greg Lupfer, a defensive line coach for Colorado State University, has been suspended after using a gay slur against a Washington State University player in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21.
According to SBNation.com, Washington State University quarterback Connor Halliday had just thrown a touchdown pass in the first quarter when Lupfer reportedly called him a “f------."
The gay slur was caught on a sideline camera (video below) and investigated by Colorado State University's athletic department. The school suspended Lupfer for two weeks without pay and is requiring him to take anger management and diversity training, noted The Denver Post.
"I am deeply sorry for my behavior, which does not represent who I am or my values," Lupfer said in a statement. "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.”
Ultimately, Colorado State University did prevail by staging an amazing comeback to win the game, 48-45.