Homophobic College Football Coach Greg Lupfer Suspended For Anti-Gay Remarks

A defensive line football coach from Colorado State is getting a mere slap on the wrist this week after calling Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday a “f*cking faggot” for throwing a touchdown pass.

The moment, which can be relived again and again through the gif to the right, was caught on camera by ESPN and aired to a national audience during the Gildan New Mexico Bowl last weekend. Coach Greg Lupfer will receive a lofty two-week vacation (everyone else says “suspension”) for the extremely vulgar and disgusting homophobic remark.

Aside from going two weeks without pay, Lupfer will reportedly undergo anger management and diversity training at the request of Jack Graham, the school’s athletic director. This, apparently, will hold him accountable for actions that have caused others to lose their jobs.

As expected, Lupfer opened his behind and issued an “apology“:

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. 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.

Are you buying it?

[Photo: CBS Sports]

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  • echelon

    Glad to see Queerty featuring this story. After Duck Dynasty and countless other homophobic smears, exposing the culprits will eventually teach respect. Looks like it will be a while. Keep up the good work Queerty.

  • Dakotahgeo

    Why don’t these ‘sports jock coaches’ think before they speak, or doesn’t the blood flow to their bal… errr, brains that far down? I’m sick of these jerkoffs who make a bad name for sports by ignorant. arrogant verbal attacks! Apology, my butt!

  • B Damion

    Queerty…how about a story on how we should treat our fellow members of the gay community better?

    I’m treated better by straight people than I am by most of the nasty gay men i meet.

    even some of the very nasty one’s on this site.

    How about more stories like that huh?…

  • B Damion

    Queerty…racism is still very much alive and kicking. Homophobia is never going away. Thats the truth.

    Listen, I come to this blog strictly for entertainment. I want to lmao when I come to the site. I am sick of these “real-world” stories.

    Give me more stories about Britney Spears and her struggle to come back into the lime light or Beyonce’s sexed up album that I love so much. Yes..more of that please.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @B Damion: Sorry to disappoint, but Queerty deals in news items, not entertainment sensationalism. Outside of some goofs here and there, they do just fine. As for being treated better by any group, what goes around, comes around. I’ve been very blessed to be treated respectfully by both. If they don’t– I drops ’em! Hard!

  • Teleny

    I think the punishment is suitable.

  • KittyLitter

    @echelon: You mean actually reporting REAL news?

  • that_dude247

    @Teleny: I agree.

  • Sohobod

    @ Dakotahgeo

    ” Give me more stories about Britney Spears and her struggle to come back into the lime light or Beyonce’s sexed up album that I love so much. Yes..more of that please. ”

    I think B Damion was probably joking.

  • Harley

    I want to here more of Nick Gruber. What’s his gay for pay “don’t touch me” life doing these days.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @Sohobod: Heh heh heh… I certainly hope so. ;-)

  • GymJockTX

    @B Damion:

    Man, sorry to say, but B Damion hit the nail on the head with a sledgehammer.

    I often avoid gay parties for the very reasons he spelled out, and the local Austin “A-Gays” and I had a serious parting of the ways over a decade ago–including having my independent contractor business, at the time largely a gay clientele, tank as a result of my infraction of calling out some of them to their faces for just plain ugly, vicious and bitchy verbiage and behavior (admittedly, I was pretty blunt and graphic, but I prefer not having my life poisoned by vipers).

    I had a serious crush on Sharon Tate as a semi-straight kid (it really wrecked me when she was so brutally slaughtered, with her unborn baby boy), and the hetero that sleeps in my soul(I gave up the girls decades ago) still thinks her character Jennifer in The Valley Of The Dolls nailed it when she opined, “You know how bitchy fags can be.”

    Right on, Jennifer, and right on, Damion. In some ways, it’s no wonder breeders attack us so routinely–they’re simply emulating how we treat our own tribe.

  • renly

    The punishment could be worse, but this is at least a real apology.

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  • Someguy

    So stupid. PC bullsh#t. It’s not nice, but who hasn’t said a few bad things in their life? Are we all gonna get our hands slapped by these do-gooders? Lame.

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