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Greg Lupfer suspended two weeks by Colorado State, must attend classes

5:57 PM, Dec 23, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Colorado State assistant football coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended effective immediately for two weeks without pay, the school announced Monday.

The defensive line coach was filmed yelling obscenities and an anti-gay slur at Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday during Saturday's New Mexico Bowl.

He also must attend anger management and diversity training to be approved by the school and paid by Lupfer.

In a news release from the school, Lupfer said: "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."

School officials said they would have no further comment on the incident.

The website Deadpin has posted a slow-motion version of the video (WARNING, explicit language).

Lupfer just finished his second season at CSU and was hired by head coach Jim McElwain in March 2012 from Cal-Poly. Lupfer played linebacker in the early 1990s at Portland State, and started coaching in 1994.

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