Texas A&M has suspended a pair of assistant football coaches for two weeks for what the school has described as a “failed attempt at humor” with a sexist slide show at a football clinic Wednesday night.
Their timing was really off when the two men picked a "Chalk Talk" event to show off their boys club comedic stylings in front of an audience of which was mostly women.
Photos that were shared on social media of the presentations displayed throughout the night showed sexist content — from the rewritten War Hymn to other “football rules” — and much of it could only be construed as having a sexual double entendre.
Coach Kevin Sumlin announced Friday night that offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks have been suspended without pay and will have to serve 20 hours of community service.More pics from the A&M slide show. How has this not become a bigger story? Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/EnYWAoElTV— LumberjackFans.com (@LumberjackFans) July 30, 2016
“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.
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Sumlin said he attended the event but was interacting with attendees and was unaware of the content in the presentation by Turner and Banks until Friday.
The Aggies will begin preseason practice next week and open the season Sept. 3 at home against UCLA.