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CSU Department of Athletics announces sanctions following New Mexico Bowl outburst

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FORT COLLINS, Colo.—The Colorado State University Department of Athletics has completed its review of an incident that took place during Saturday's New Mexico Bowl football game versus Washington State, and has imposed personnel sanctions on defensive line coach Greg Lupfer.


The sanctions imposed by CSU Director of Athletics Jack Graham include immediate suspension without pay, and mandatory anger management and diversity training to be approved by the department of athletics and paid by Lupfer.


"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. "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 related to this issue.


Given that this is a personnel matter, there will be no further comment by the university.