CSU defensive line coach Greg Lupfer suspended 2 weeks for anti-gay slur during New Mexico Bowl

Colorado State defensive line coach Greg Lupfer was suspended without pay for two weeks Monday as a consequence of his behavior during the Rams' 48-45 victory over Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday.

The sanctions imposed by CSU Director of Athletics Jack Graham on Monday included the suspension, and mandatory anger management and diversity training to be approved by the department of athletics and paid by Lupfer, according to a CSU news release late Monday.

"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 will receive an official letter of reprimand and be placed on a zero-tolerance status.

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