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Topic - Ron English
Eastern Michigan athletic director Heather Lyke says fired football coach Ron English used "wholly inappropriate language" while addressing the team.
Former Eastern Michigan football coach Ron English expressed regret in an interview with The Associated Press for using "inappropriate language," that included a homophobic slur during a film session with defensive backs last month.
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"As a man who has coached 21 years, obviously, on this occasion and particular meeting, I lost my poise, got upset and used language that was inappropriate, particularly as it pertains to homosexual slurs. I regret that," English told the AP in a telephone interview on Saturday, hours after the school released a statement explaining why he was fired the previous day. "I apologize to the university for putting it in this position and tarnishing its reputation. I look forward to continuing a career that has been marked by molding men of integrity, passion, and intensity for 21 years."
During the skid, English said he lost his poise and got upset while reviewing film with the team's defensive backs.