Colorado State assistant Greg Lupfer suspended for using slur

Colorado State defensive line coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended without pay for two weeks after uttering obscenities at Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday during Saturday's New Mexico Bowl, the school announced Monday.

The incident was investigated by CSU Director of Athletics Jack Graham, who in addition to the suspension has imposed mandatory anger management and diversity training for Lupfer.

In a statement released by the school Monday, Lupfer acknowledged using a slur and apologized for his behavior.

"I was angry and careless with my words, and my words hurt many people," Lupfer said in the statement. "I sincerely apologize to the GLBTQ community for causing pain by using a slur without considering its meaning."

Lupfer's sideline incident occurred in the first quarter after Halliday threw a touchdown pass and appeared to say something to Lupfer. Lupfer responded with what appeared to be a profanity and slur.

Lupfer later issued an apology through the school's Twitter account.

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