Hawaii Suspends Teary Coach McMacklin For Slur

Here’s another legacy that President Barack Obama is creating: whenever you put your foot in your mouth, it’s a “teachable moment.” See how much better and more positive that sounds than it being “really stupid and embarrassing?” See, everybody learns a valuable lesson and is better off for your idiotic statement having been made.

Greg McMackin

Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin certainly learned a valuable lesson at WAC media day earlier in the week: don’t expect journalists to not report the homophobic slur you used to describe Notre Dame players, no matter how nicely you ask. And now his “teachable moment” has received a grade from the school’s administration: F. The HONOLULU ADVERTISER says that McMackin has been suspended without pay for 30 days, which is expected to cost him almost $170,000 in salary. All of which made him cry. A lot.

Video of McMacklin’s weepy press conference after the jump:

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Coach: ‘Please Don’t Report My Homophobic Slur’

Putting a college football coach in front of a microphone is usually like handing a bear a calculator and asking him to do your taxes. Nothing good can come of that. Hawaii head coach Greg McMackin proved that once again this morning at the WAC football media preview in Salt Lake City, when he let loose with a homophobic slur in reference to Notre Dame. Oops.

Charlie Weiss, Greg McMackin

(That’s McMackin on the right. I think)

McMackin’s perfect s***storm began when he told a small group of reporters how Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis had the Fighting Irish do “this little faggot dance” at a banquet the night before last year’s Hawaii Bowl. But the fun didn’t stop there. Read more…