Creighton University, a Jesuit institution in Nebraska, suspended head men’s basketball coach Greg McDermott March 4, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The suspension comes after McDermott used what university described in a statement as “deplorable language” while he was speaking with players last week.
What exactly did McDermott say?
The Creighton coach apologized Tuesday, admitting he used the phrase “I can’t have anybody leave the plantation” to his players.
What did the Creighton basketball coach say to get suspended?
Creighton University announced Thursday that men’s basketball coach Greg McDermott has been suspended for having likened his players to being on a “plantation” in a recent postgame speech.
Why did the Creighton basketball coach get fired?
Creighton University has suspended its men’s head basketball coach after he admitted to making a “terribly inappropriate analogy” when he told his players not to “leave the plantation.” Coach Greg McDermott issued a contrite statement acknowledging his “egregious mistake” and apologizing to those hurt by his comments.
What did coach McDermott say so bad?
In a statement posted on Twitter, McDermott said he used a “terribly inappropriate analogy in making a point about staying together as a team despite the loss.” McDermott, who is white, acknowledged saying: “Guys, we got to stick together. We need both feet in. I need everybody to stay on the plantation.
Did Creighton coach get fired?
Creighton’s basketball coach suspended after using a racist and dumb analogy. On Tuesday, Greg McDermott issued an apology after making a racist remark while addressing his team. On Thursday, Creighton suspended him.
What did coach McDermott say about plantations?
“I need everybody to stay on the plantation. I can’t have anybody leave the plantation,” McDermott told the players, using a term evocative of slavery and the antebellum South. The remarks were revealed publicly last Tuesday when McDermott apologized in a Twitter post.
Is McDermott still suspended?
Creighton has reinstated coach Greg McDermott following a four-day suspension for racially insensitive language he used in front of his team following the Feb. 27 loss to Xavier.