Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has issued an official apology for the inclusion of sexist and suggestive slides in the program’s Chalk Talk for women.
The university apologized for its “failed attempt at humor.”
Texas A&M has issued these statements regarding the offensive material at the recent Chalk Talk for women pic.twitter.com/1ZJtWXsgkS
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The assistant coaches in charge of the specific part of the program apologized for a failed attempt at humor. They attempted to replace the words of the Texas A&M fight song with language suggesting women were putting away cleaning supplies to learn football for the day. They also produced other slides that were sexually suggestive.
When images of these slides hit the Internet on Friday, they were met with outrage.
Sumlin said he was not involved in this part of the women’s football clinic. He said there was no place in his program for this kind of language or tone, even in a joke, and that he was unaware of what was included in this part of the program.
He apologized for not reviewing the presentation beforehand and thanked the more than 700 women who participated in the event to benefit Twin City Mission.