Texas A&M Suspends Coaches

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) – Texas A&M has suspended two assistant football coaches for two weeks for what they described as a “failed attempt at humor” this week at a football clinic for women.

Coach Kevin Sumlin announced Friday night that offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks have been suspended without pay and will have to serve 20 hours of community service.

The assistant coaches’ presentation included slides with tips for blocking that include double entendre and what could be construed as sexual references.

“There is absolutely no place in our program or in our University community for inappropriate conduct or degrading comments towards women, or anyone, regardless of intent,” Sumlin said.

Sumlin said he was unaware of the content in the presentation by Turner and Banks until Friday.

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