Texas A&M suspends 2 assistant coaches over slideshow, apologizes

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Two Texas AM assistant coaches were suspended for two weeks without pay for their role in a presentation slideshow at a fundraiser Thursday that included comments offensive to women.

Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin suspended offensive line coach Jim Turner and special-teams coordinator/tight ends coach Jeff Banks for “degrading comments towards women” that were part of a slideshow that was shown to about 700 attendees in the program’s annual “Chalk Talk for Women.”

Turner was the Miami Dolphins’ offensive line coach during the Jonathan Martin hazing scandal. He was fired by Miami in February 2014 for “poor judgment.”

The “Chalk Talk” event is designed to educate female fans on the game of football and is something several programs around the country host annually. Several women in attendance took offense to some language displayed on a projector screen inside Kyle Field’s Hall of Champions, which included a parodied version of the Aggie War Hymn:

“We are Aggie

Article source: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/17175699/texas-aggies-suspend-assistant-coaches-degrading-slide-show

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