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.
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: