Colorado State assistant suspended two weeks for using slur on sideline

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Greg Lupfer, the defensive line coach for Colorado State who was caught on camera issuing a slur in the direction of Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday, was suspended for two weeks by the school.

He must also undergo anger management and diversity training at his own cost.

"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."

Lupfer said the remarks in the first quarter of Saturday's New Mexico when Halliday had signaled for a touchdown after throwing his first of the day in front of the Colorado State bench. After the game, Lupfer apologized for his remarks.

Colorado State came back to beat Washington State 48-45.

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