FORT COLLINS - Colorado State University has suspended Greg Lupfer, after it determined the defensive line coach did utter a gay slur toward a Washington State University quarterback.
Lupfer was caught on camera yelling at Connor Halliday after a 1st quarter touchdown, in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday. CSU's Athletic Director Jack Graham says the suspension is immediate and without pay, and requires Lupfer to undergo mandatory anger management and diversity training.
Lupfer acknowledges he made a mistake. "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 written release. "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."
Colorado State won the game 48-45.