Thanks to the ongoing scandal at Baylor, sexual assault and other misconduct in college football has remained at the top of the news going into the 2016 season. Now, two assistant coaches at Texas A&M have been suspended for making “degrading comments towards women” at a school fundraiser on Thursday.
A&M offensive line coach Jim Turner and special-teams coordinator/tight ends coach Jeff Banks were suspended for two weeks without pay following a slideshow presentation at the school’s “Chalk Talk for Women,” an annual event designed to educate female fans on the sport.
I received four pics from the Texas A&M Talk Chalk event on Wednesday. Here is Pic #1 pic.twitter.com/kE6nLEgClB
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) July 29, 2016
The presentation included a parody of the school’s fight song with lyrics that head coach Kevin Sumlin called “degrading.”
We are Aggie women, we are filled with estrogen. Hullabaloo, canek, canek and back again.
Maroon & white are the colors we love, we are putting down our dish towels and taking off our gloves.
No more Lysol or Cascade, we want to score touchdowns and walk in this parade.
We are Aggie women & this is our song, come on … bring it on … no more thong. Hullabaloo, canek, canek … and so on …
“There is absolutely no place in our program or in our university community for inappropriate conduct or degrading comments towards women, or anyone, regardless of intent,” Sumlin said in a statement.
He added: “On behalf of Aggie football, I want to apologize for the comments at Chalk Talk and also for my failure to review their individual presentations.”
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